Dennis, our Chairman, and all of the Enfield in Bloom Committee hope that everyone has a better 2021 than 2020.
We wish you all A Very Happy and Healthy New Year
Hopefully, Government restrictions permitting, we will be able to hold our Annual Garden Competition again in 2021, even if it may have to be in a reduced form. We know that during the lockdowns and with many of you working from home, front gardens have been at their best during 2020, but unfortunately, we were unable to judge for the Competition. It did not go un-noticed how Enfield “bloomed” during this virus situation.
Parks and Schools, businesses and community gardens all suffered with volunteers being unable to work at various times but in most areas, it has been apparent that work has resumed, and things have been getting back to normal and been appreciated by the many residents now taking their exercise in our wonderful parks and other areas.
Best wishes to all and stay safe and well.
Five months down the line and the Borough of Enfield is trying to get back to some normality whilst the pandemic continues.
Our Chairman Dennis, with other members of our Committee are still having to isolate due to health reasons. Their contact with anyone is kept to a minimum and the highlight of the day is a quick walk locally when there a few people around. Many of us are walking around their neighbourhoods far more nowadays so looking at gardens becomes all the more interesting.
So many of your front gardens are looking splendid and now that a lot of people are returning to work and some kind of “normal life”. Hopefully care of your gardens will still continue.
A lot of the parks and open spaces are getting tidied up, but it is going to take some time for everywhere to get back to its best. The Borough of Enfield has so many beautiful parks for our residents to enjoy.
Keep well and safe.
Hello all and hopefully you are keeping safe and busy.
Many of you have so much time to garden now and your gardens have never looked so tidy.
Some of you will manage to get bedding plants and we are informed that GP Gardeners are offering a delivery service. It is such a shame that the Annual Competition has had to be cancelled.
We are being asked why it was necessary to cancel the Annual Garden Competition when it is so far in the future but with our Chairman and others on the Committee in isolation, some for 12 weeks, the logistics of getting the paperwork and printing sorted for entries would have been impossible. Also, there is no way of even knowing if judging could take place as nothing is certain with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Businesses, schools and pubs are all closed, and it would be unlikely to have entries from them even if the lockdown is lifted.
Keep gardening and look forward to next year when it is hoped many more residents will have got the “gardening bug” and enter the Enfield in Bloom Competition.
It has been a mild but very wet winter and let us all hope that 2020 will be a good growing year for everyone’s gardens. Now is the time to be planning for the spring.
No matter how small your garden is, even balconies, you can enter our Annual Garden Competition.
Entry is free of charge to all Enfield Residents.
Entry forms will be available in the spring and judging takes place from last week of June until end of first week July.
We have many categories and the judges are looking at a selection of the listing below depending on the category.
Points will be given for:
- Visual Impact (colour and design)
- Cultivation and Maintenance (free of weeds, clean paths and well pruned shrubs/bushes)
- Quality and Quantity of planting (subject to the type of garden)
- Environmentally Friendly (water butts, bird feeders, bee friendly plants etc)
- Cleanliness (litter free)
- All year interest and planting suitable for location
- Difficulty (masses of bedding plants with little else will lose points)
- Awards are given for the standard achieved. We do not have firsts, second, etc.
We have Gold standard, Silver standard, Bronze standard and there can be more than one of each standard in any category. Those reaching these standards will be invited to our Awards Presentation at the Royal Chase Hotel, in November.
Enfield in Bloom were invited to Weir Hall Park where 500 trees were being planted with Friends of the Earth and other volunteers from the local area and further afield.
Two of our committee were pleased to see many volunteers turn up to help plant the trees.
We were also invited to Millennium Green where amongst other trees, a Rowan tree bought with funds from Enfield in Bloom’s Friends of Parks Initiative Scheme, was being planted with other trees.
A big thank you to everyone who entered the Competition this year. We have lots of first-time entries as well as our old friends that enter every year.
To see the results and photo presentation, please click on Results and follow instructions
Well done to everyone who won an award.