Hello all Enfield’s gardeners,
Now the better weather is here, it is time to get your gardens ready for Enfield in Bloom’s Annual Competition. The entry form for this year’s competition is now available and you can enter on line.
There are lots of categories and hopefully, one of them is suitable for your garden.
No garden is too small and what we are looking for is visual impact, difficulty of cultivation and maintenance, all year round interest, planting suitable to location and environmentally friendliness. Design and layout and difficulty will also be taken into consideration as well as cleanliness and quality and quantity of plants. Not all of these will apply to all gardens but are a guidance.
Environmentally friendly gardens where possible, will include water butts, bird feeders etc.
The highest standard will be awarded with a “Gold” and there are also Silver and Bronze standards. There can be more than one winner at each of these levels. Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners are invited to receive these at an Awards Ceremony at the Royal Chace Hotel in November.
It’s free to enter, so give it a go!
This year you can come and see our Enfield in Bloom stall with photos of last year’s winners, at:
5th May, Palace Gardens Shopping Precinct, all day
13th May, Tulip Tea at Myddleton Gardens from 11 – 4 o’clock
1st July, Music on the Lawn at Forty Hall, 11 – 6 o’clock
2nd September, Palmers Green Festival, from mid-day until 7 o’clock
22/23rd September, Enfield Show, Town Park
The results are:
Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground – Gold – for Sports Ground
Alison Green – Gold – for back garden with professional help
Derek Fletcher – Gold – for Large Front Garden
Peter Williams, Armfield Hall, – Bronze for Display in public place
Enfield in Bloom – Solomon Cup for maximum points
Attached are two photos, one is Derek Fletcher receiving his award from Lord David Howard, Chairman of London Garden Society
the second photo is Christine Williams, Enfield in Bloom Secretary, and Marjorie Dowbiggin, Enfield in Bloom Treasurer, receiving the award
for maximum points.
This year Enfield in Bloom were in a prime position at the Enfield Show, selling plants and bulbs raising funds, and displaying the photos of some of the 117 award winners in 20 categories of this years Garden Competition. This year, to encourage young children to do gardening, we had “plant your own daffodils” for under 10 year olds, stickers and balloons,
Our next Event will be our Ceremony for the Competition award winners, on the 16th November at the Royal Chase Hotel (invitation only) The Awards will be handed out by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Christine Hamilton.
Enfield in Bloom are proud to have donated to the Chase Farm Charity, raising funds for Capetown and Adelaide ward’s new gardens for stroke and dementia patients.
These gardens were opened officially for the patients and their families on the 12th June 2017
The gardens can be viewed from the glass passageway through the Highlands Wing Entrance of Chase Farm Hospital.