Blooming marvellous! | Sevenoaks District Council

Blooming marvellous!

Published: Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

Sevenoaks District Council have once again teamed up with Coolings Nurseries in Knockholt to run this year’s ‘In Bloom’ competition.

The free competition allows residents to show off their gardening skills and is open to novice and expert gardeners alike.

This year there’s lots of categories to take part in, including front gardens, allotments, environmentally-friendly gardens, ornamental gardens, shop fronts and pub, restaurant, B&B and hotel gardens too.

The Council is also asking residents to nominate beautiful front gardens they’ve seen as part of its Public Realm project.

The deadline for entries is Monday 5 July with judging taking place later that month. Everyone who takes part will be given a free £5 voucher to spend at Coolings, limited to one per household.

The Council’s Public Realm Commissioner, Cllr Roddy Hogarth says: “In Bloom is a fantastic opportunity for residents to get recognition for their beautiful gardens. Whether you have a large or small garden, an allotment, a window box or a hanging basket, there’s a category for you and it’s completely free to enter.”

Cllr Hogarth adds, “We also want you to nominate your favourite gardens! If you’ve seen a front garden, residential or business, that stood out or made you smile, please let us know. We’ll send the owner a postcard thanking them for making a difference and inviting them to enter the In Bloom competition.”

For details of this year’s competition and how to enter, visit

To nominate a front garden, email