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Leeds In Bloom private gardens competition

Do you live in Leeds? Do you have a garden or a floral display that really makes you proud? Then this fun, free and rewarding competition is for you. 

Whether you have a large garden, a small plot or a container display, you are welcome to take part. Join in this year and help make Leeds a beautiful place to be.

Gardens are judged in July and early August with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to the best displays. We judge against a standard so all entries have an equal chance at a medal. All medal winners receive horticultural gift vouchers too.

Medal winners are invited to attend a September award ceremony at Leeds Town Hall.

The deadline for entries into this competition is the end of June.

Further details and an entry form are available in the Documents section of this page.

How do I enter this competition?

To enter just download a form from the Documents section and send it to us at: Parks and Countryside Service, Farnley Hall, Hall Lane, Leeds, LS12 5HA.

What are the judges looking for?

Entries will be marked on some or all of the following criteria:

Health, vigour and suitability of plants used;

Suitability of the garden or display's design for its location and size;

Maintenance of paths, structures, lawns, patios, walls and fence;

Standard of cultivation and freedom from perennial weeds;

Harmonious blending of colours shapes and textures;

Potential for long–term display;

Initial impact of colour and textures;

Presentation, balance and symmetry of display(s);

Wildlife and environmental considerations.

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