Erewash Borough Council

Erewash in Bloom Gardening Competition

Residents, community groups, local businesses and schools are invited the take part in this year’s Erewash in Bloom Gardening Competition, to help make Erewash blooming marvellous. The competition is one of largest in the East Midlands with 11 categories plus a special category to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – ‘Best Red White & Blue Jubilee Display’. Categories are:-

  1. Best Front Garden
  2. Best Rear Garden (Small)
  3. Best Rear Garden (Large)
  4. Best Wildlife or Environmental Garden
  5. Hanging Baskets and Planters
  6. Tallest Sunflower (Under 16’s only)
  7. Best Street / Communal Area / Community Project or Friends Group
  8. Best School Garden
  9. Best Allotment Site
  10. Pubs Restaurants and Hotels
  11. Shops, Businesses or Places of Worship
  12. Best Red, White and Blue Jubilee Display (To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)


Categories 1-5: First Prize £100, Second Prize £50, Third Prize £25

Category 6: First Prize £50, Second Prize £25, Third Prize £10

Categories 7-12: Certificates and trophies

How to Enter

The competition is now open. Anyone in the borough can enter by submitting up to 8 photographs of their garden using the online form. Alternatively, you can email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Remember to include your name, address, phone number and list which categories you would like to enter. Postal entries can also be accepted to Erewash in Bloom, Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4RA. The closing date for entries is Monday 8th August 2022. Judging will take place in late August using the photos submitted, with winners announced in October.

Competition Rules

Entries only allowed from residents and businesses in Erewash.

The judges decision is final and we reserve the right not to give awards if the standard of entries is not high enough.

Employees of Erewash Borough Council are not eligible to enter.

More than one category can be entered if applicable.

Should you have any queries, please call the Greenspace Team on 0115 907 2244 Extension 3889 / 3886.