Fareham in Bloom returns for 2024

Fareham in Bloom returns for 2024

Fareham in Bloom returns for 2024

It’s that time of year again when those of us with green fingers are being asked to take part in Fareham in Bloom.

The gardening competition has been bringing the local community together for more than 25 years and it’s hoped this year will be no different.

Sponsored by St Margaret’s Nurseries and Ecosupport, the competition asks people to send in photos of their gardens, veg patch, hanging baskets or anything else they have grown, to be in with a chance of winning a prize

In celebration of the Borough’s 50th anniversary, a new category called the Mayor’s Gold Award has been added, which will see the Mayor choose the best overall entry across all categories.

  • There are six categories to enter

  • Best Garden | A garden of any size, front or back


    Businesses and schools | Shop fronts, pubs, cafes, restaurants, businesses, schools, children’s nurseries


    Something Small | Hanging baskets, window boxes, plotted plants, small unusual garden features, small area of open space


    Community | An area of open space within a road/street that the community looks after, community centres, sheltered housing grounds, care/retirement homes, outdoor communal areas


    Sustainable Garden | Planting to encourage wildlife, grow your own fruit and vegetables, allotments, recycling materials


    Mayor’s Gold Award | To commemorate the Council’s 50th anniversary, the Mayor will choose their best overall entry across all categories

How to enter

To enter, please complete one of the online forms linked below and upload one photo and short description about your entry.

Every entry will receive a 10% off voucher for St Margaret’s Nurseries via email.

Please submit only one photo. Collages will not be accepted.

Entry form: Best Garden, Schools and Businesses, Something Small or Sustainable Garden

Entry form: community


When do entries open?

Entries open on Tuesday 7 May. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 2 July at 12pm.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in September. You will be notified if you are successful.

What will the winners recieve?

  • Prizes for each category

  • Best Garden | Annual subscription to the Council’s Garden Waste Scheme

    Businesses and schools |£30 St Margaret’s Nursery Voucher

    Something Small | £30 St Margaret’s Nursery Voucher

    Community | £30 St Margaret’s Nursery Voucher

    Sustainable Garden | £30 St Margaret’s Nursery Voucher

    Mayor’s Gold Award | £50 voucher for St Margaret’s Nurseries

Judging will take place in August, with a special reception for winners taking place in September.

For more information

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Leisure and Community Team on inbloom@fareham.gov.uk