Calling all budding gardeners
Date: 05/05/2012. Story submitted by: Nicola Smith
Submitted by: Nicola Smith
Green fingered residents are once again invited to enter the town’s popular Chesterfield in Bloom contest.
The race is on to find the borough’s very best front and back gardens, allotments, containers and hanging baskets.
Each year residents, schools and businesses enter in the hope of clinching one of the 14 award categories in recognition of their gardening skills.
The competition, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, has also introduced a special additional category for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. People are invited to submit a flowerbed design and the winning design will be used in a flowerbed at Queen’s Park this summer. The competition is open to all age ranges and the winner will receive a cheque for £200.
Cllr Chris Ludlow, Executive Member for the Environment at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “The ‘in bloom’ competition is always very popular and hotly contested so we’re looking forward to seeing some great gardens this year. We’re particularly looking forward to seeing some terrific designs for the Diamond Jubilee flowerbed at Queen’s Park and will be showing this off to the East Midlands in Bloom judges when they inspect the town in July.”
David Seton, Chief Executive at Ringwood Hall Hotel, said: “Chesterfield in Bloom is a great competition because it rewards and encourages people to make improvements to our local environment. We’re delighted to be the main sponsor again in 2012 and wish all the entrants the best of luck.”
Andy Moreton, from Drainage 2000, sponsor of the Diamond Jubilee Flowerbed competition, said: “I’m sure people will be inspired to come up with some great designs for the flowerbed and will take great pride in seeing their winning design being planted at Queen’s Park.”
Entry forms for the Chesterfield in Bloom and Diamond Jubilee Flowerbed competitions can be downloaded from the council’s website below or you can pick up a copy from the Town Hall or Tourist Information Centre. Deadline for entries to Chesterfield in Bloom is June 15 and for the Diamond Jubilee Flowerbed competition it’s May 25.
There are a couple of Chesterfield in Bloom categories left for sponsorship. If anyone is interested in becoming a sponsor they should contact John Ramsey on 01246 345 097 or email email@example.com
Pictured (from left): Andy Moreton from Drainage 2000 and Derek Edwards, Head Gardener at Ringwood Hall Hotel launch Chesterfield in Bloom. Photo courtesy of CBC.
Address: Rose Hill Chesterfield Derbyshire S40 1LP
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