Final weeks to enter city’s Belfast in Bloom competition – open to businesses, residents and community groups

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Belfast City Council

18th Jul 2022

With the recent sunny weather, why not take a snap of your blooming flowerpot, colourful hanging basket or garden and enter this year’s Belfast in Bloom competition.

It’s the final two weeks with the popular competition closing for entries on Friday 29 July.

Organised by Belfast City Council, Belfast in Bloom celebrates the great work and efforts of budding gardeners across the city and is free to enter.

Residents can enter for ‘Best Hanging Basket’, ‘Best Window Box’ and ‘Best Front Garden’. Community groups/organisations can enter for ‘Best Community Street’, ‘Best Community Group’ and ‘Best Community Garden’.

Businesses can enter the commercial category for ‘Best Hotel’, ‘Best Public House’, ‘Best Restaurant’, ‘Best Commercial Street’ and ‘Best Commercial Premises’.

There is also an Allotment category for ‘Best Individual Allotment’ and ‘Best Allotment Site’ in Belfast.

Last year’s winners included the Morning Star picking up the ‘Best Public House’ award, Mourne Seafood ‘Best Restaurant’ and the Europa ‘Best Hotel’ awards. Memento received the ‘Best Commercial Premises’ award.

Ligoniel Improvement Association won for ‘Best Community Garden’ and Westland Gardens Community Garden was runner-up in this category. Edenderry Allotments won ‘Best Allotment Site’ and runner-up was Blythefield Allotments

For more information on Belfast in Bloom and the different categories, visit the council website at