Patriotic Tamworth Gardeners Wanted To Fly The Flag In Bloom

Patriotic gardeners are being called on to dig deep and do their bit to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – and be in with a chance of winning the best garden in Tamworth crown.  Tamworth is bidding to win gold in the Heart of England In Bloom campaign for the third year running.

This year’s campaign theme is Red, White & Bloom, in celebration of the Queen’s 60-year reign.  And in a bid to encourage green-fingered Tamworth residents to make their gardens the blooming best they can be, Tamworth Borough Council is launching its ‘Best in Bloom’ competition – with £100 worth of gardening vouchers as the prize for the winning entry.

Gardeners are being invited to interpret the Jubilee theme in any way they wish – but with an emphasis on patriotic red, white and blue. Whether you’ve got a huge garden with a rolling lawn and endless flower beds or just a small square of grass, a hanging basket or a window box, you can help Tamworth go for gold – and show your Jubilee spirit at the same time.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Head of Environmental Management, Sarah McGrandle, said:

It doesn’t matter if gardens are big or small; we are just looking for people who take real pride in them. We would like to see as many people as possible getting involved in this year’s gardening competition, because the most important part of Tamworth In Bloom isn’t the flowers, it’s the people of Tamworth and their involvement.

We could not have won gold for the past two years without the hard work and support of the Tamworth community, who put so much time and effort into making the areas where they live and work look superb.

The landmark events of 2012 – namely the Queen’s 60-year reign, followed by the Olympics – are set to prompt patriotic gardeners to fly the flag for Britain this year in the form of red, white and blue designs in their beds, borders and containers. Blue and white lobelia, red salvias and geraniums and other bedding favourites could be the mainstay for many borders

To enter this year’s garden competition, just take a picture of your garden and either email it to Gardening Competition on or drop a copy in to reception at Marmion House.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday August 3rd.

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