Council announces Camden in Bloom 2021 winners
The winners of this year’s ‘Camden in Bloom’ competition have been announced.
Camden in Bloom aims to celebrate the best gardens in the borough and encourage residents, businesses and community groups to create a cleaner and greener Camden.
Entries were submitted from residents and community groups over five categories ranging from the best community run garden to the borough’s young gardener of the year.
The prize for ‘best community garden’ went to Calthorpe Community Garden for their work to support the local community by growing fresh produce used to prepare meals for those most in need in the area.
‘The Camden young gardener’ award for under twelve year olds was given to Gabriel Brunet, Matthew Brunet and James Hyoms for developing their gardening skills over lockdown with the prize for ‘best mini garden’ given to Susannah Hall who transformed her sixth floor balcony into a garden filled with edible and wildlife friendly plants.
Tony and Lyn Schofield won the category for ‘best food growing’ for the abundance of produce growing in their garden including a herb garden and pots full of courgettes, aubergines and fruit trees. Louise Balcombe won the prize for ‘best individual front garden’ for creating a colourful display of flowers and plants.
Camden in Bloom is a fantastic competition which brings together residents, businesses and communities to celebrate the borough’s best outdoor spaces. It’s wonderful to see so many of our residents take time to improve their gardens and our outdoor spaces and I’d like to congratulate this year’s winners for their hard work and dedication to making Camden an even greener and more sustainable place to live.
Camden Garden Centre sponsored the competition and provided prize vouchers for first, second and third place winners in all categories.
Camden in Bloom 2022 will launch again in April next year and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get involved and share their wonderful green spaces.
For more information please head to camden.gov.uk/camden-in-bloom.