Maidstone Borough in Bloom Competition

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The Maidstone Borough in Bloom competition opens for entries on 1 April 2024 for everyone who loves to create beautiful gardens and pots.

We work with Coolings Garden Centre in Bearsted and Pennywood Tours to run the competition and awards ceremony. The competition is free to enter with categories ranging from individual pots to entire gardens. Every household entering will receive a £5 Coolings gift voucher. Category winners are awarded prizes of up to £25 of Coolings vouchers.

Entries open on Monday 1 April 2024 and close Sunday 30 June 2024. Judges will start inspecting all gardens, pots or allotments during July.

Categories for 2024


  • front garden
  • back garden
  • planted pot, trough or hanging basket
  • allotment plot
  • pollinator/environmentally friendly garden
  • commercial garden or horticultural display
  • school garden
  • community project

An awards ceremony for all entrants will take place in September 2024 at Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre in Knockholt, Sevenoaks.

You can enter the competition by completing the form on the Coolings website.

All entry forms must be received by 30 June 2024.