Maidstone Borough in Bloom Competition

We are encouraging anyone who enjoys creating beautiful gardens or pots to get gardening now so they can enter the Maidstone Borough in Bloom competition.

Entries are open until Friday 1 July.

We work with Coolings garden centre in Bearsted and Leeds Castle to run the competition.

There are lots of categories and entries are welcomed from residents, businesses and community groups, anyone entering will be given a £5 voucher to spend at Coolings.


  • best front garden
  • best back garden
  • best planted pot, trough or hanging basket
  • best allotment plot
  • best pollinator friendly garden
  • best display of jubilee colours
  • best commercial garden or horticultural display
  • best community project

A trophy will be awarded for the winner in each category. All winners in each category will also receive a prize of £25.00 Coolings gift voucher as well as two adult annual tickets for Leeds Castle.

Judging will take place from 4 July where judges will start inspecting all gardens, pots or allotments. The awards ceremony will take place towards the end of July.

More details on how to enter can be found on Coolings website.