Hungerford in Bloom 2022

Hungerford in Bloom

Hungerford Town Council has launched its annual Hungerford in Bloom competition and welcomes entries from residents, community groups and businesses.  There are categories for all types of garden or floral displays, large or small.

This popular competition is enjoyed by many each year.  Gardening is recognised as being hugely beneficial to wellbeing.  We hope that in this Jubilee year even more people will get involved and have fun enhancing our beautiful town and maybe providing inspiration to others.  The hanging baskets and window boxes organised by HTC will have red, white and blue plantings this year.  Perhaps entrants to Hungerford in Bloom might also like to consider a Jubilee theme?

There will also be a competition for allotment holders in Hungerford.  Further details on this to be announced by Hungerford Allotment Holders Association (HAHA).

Please get involved.  Residential or commercial, we hope you will make the competition fun, help enhance our beautiful town and maybe provide inspiration to others.

Categories

1.Private residential property

  • Front Garden
  • Back Garden
  • Courtyard Garden

2. Volunteer Garden

3. School

  • Garden
  • Container

4. Commercial Premises

  • Public Houses
  • Shops
  • Any Other Commercial

Regulations

1. Garden means an area with beds / borders / lawns etc. A garden can also include containers.
2. Courtyard Garden has hardstanding and comprises mainly containers.
3. Volunteer Garden is any area tended by volunteers.
4. Container can be any vessel used to grow plants in. This includes baskets, pots, troughs and planters but also more unusual containers, for instance wheelbarrows, wellies etc
5. Public Houses are eligible to enter if they are within the bounds of Hungerford town.
6. Shops includes all retail outlets including car showrooms.
7. Any Other Commercial includes all other commercial premises within the bounds of the town including those on business parks.
8. Any elements of the display provided by HTC will be excluded from judging.
9. Displays must last for the duration of the season for which they are intended as far as possible, ie, summer displays June/July.
10. Entries will be accepted from anyone providing their entry complies with this schedule.
11. Entries will be scored on the following criteria: colour, variety of planting, maintenance, originality and overall impact.
12. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
13.  The Margaret Wilson Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the entrant who achieves the highest number of winning place points.  In the case of a draw, the Trophy will be awarded to the entrant with the highest total score from the judges (as in 11) in the categories in which they have won a prize.
14. The Judges’ decision is final.
15. Entry forms must be submitted to HTC office by email or hard copy by 5pm on Monday 20 June 2022.
16. Judging will take place on Saturday 2 July 2022.

How to Enter

Please download the entry form here.

Or please contact Hungerford Town Council on admin@hungerford-tc.gov.uk or 01488 686195 and leave a message with your name, an email address or postal address and we will send you an entry form.

Entry deadline: 5pm Monday 20 June 2022

Judging Day: Satruday 2 July 2022

 

 

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