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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.

Further details and an entry form are available in documents.

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.