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Rushmoor Community in Bloom 2024

‘Wild about gardening’

It’s time to get your gardening gloves on and start work on your entry for Rushmoor Community in Bloom (RCiB) 2024. To enter this year’s competition please complete an entry form.

Judges will be doing their rounds in July. RCiB team of judges are drawn from the local community. We have keen gardeners, previous award winners and people passionate about the environment. All of them are looking forward to seeing the bountiful joys you have produced in your gardens!

We have six categories:

  • Best Wildlife Friendly Garden
  • Best Front Garden – including planted containers and hanging baskets
  • Best Community Gardens – including residential care homes
  • Most Unusual Planted Container
  • Best Hanging Basket
  • Best Primary School

In all the categories the judges will be looking at these seven different elements:

Conservation & biodiversity

 

Do you have bug hotels, a pond or a managed wild area, to create alternative habitats for wildlife? Do you think about your garden as part of the cycle of nature?

 

 

 

Composting

Do you have a compost heap? What can you put in it? How do you manage your heap?

Do you spread the contents over your garden in the Autumn?

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

Do you reuse or repurpose plant pots and containers? Do you look for second hand items that others are offering?

Remember, junk to one can be treasure to another!

Watering

Have you got a rain water butt or do you collect grey water for the garden? How often do you use a hose pipe?

Shrubs and perennials versus bedding plants

Have you thought about using more sustainable shrubs and perennials, rather than buying bedding plants? Do you collect seeds at the end of season for next year?

Creativity

Show us something a bit different. The judges value thinking outside the box to adapt to the resources available to you or to create something beautiful.

Appropriate maintenance

Have you researched how best to use the space you have and what the right maintenance is for your type of garden?

 

How to enter Rushmoor Community in Bloom 2024

To enter this year’s competition please complete an entry form

RVS are trying to reduce the amount of paper we use, however, if you need a hard copy of the competition information and application form, please email your request to info@rvs.org.uk

There is lots of gardening support and guidance on these websites: