Council announces the winners of Camden in Bloom 2022
The winners of this year’s Camden in Bloom competition have been announced. Prizes were presented by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Nasim Ali at Castlehaven Community Park.
Camden in Bloom is a well-established yearly competition in Camden and its aim is to encourage residents, businesses and community groups to take pride in their neighbourhood and create a more pleasant place to live and work.
This year’s categories were Best community garden, Camden young gardener, Best mini garden – this could be a front garden, balcony or window box – and the Camden in Bloom social media photo competition.
“In this year’s competition we have seen some great examples of urban gardening and were impressed with how many different types of plants can be grown in even the smallest of spaces.
“Every year Camden in Bloom highlights the importance of green spaces and gardening for our physical and mental health. It’s great to see so many people contributing to making Camden greener and more sustainable.”
“Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter Camden in Bloom 2022 and congratulations to this year’s winners. We were very impressed with all entries and choosing the winners was a very difficult task for our judging panel.
“I also want to thank our sponsors Alara and Camden Garden Centre for providing fantastic prizes for our winners.”
First prize winners received a gift hamper from our sponsors Alara and Camden Garden Centre provided prize vouchers for first, second and third place winners.
The winners of Camden in Bloom 2022 are:
Best community garden – Castlehaven Community Park
Castlehaven Community Park is over 4 acres and is the largest green space in Camden Town. It is managed by a dedicated team of local volunteers and is home to an Edible Garden growing space, Horticulture Hub and wildflower patches.
They were chosen for how they managed to maximise their space, excellent teamwork and their skill in growing food and flowers.
Camden young gardener – Acland Burghley School students
Students at Acland Burghley School have worked hard to create raised beds, grow seeds and plants to produce fruit and vegetables. Led by Adrian Ruda, they have transformed a small overgrown space into a successful area for planting.
Best mini garden – Stephen Glover
This sixth-floor balcony is a great example of what one can achieve in a limited space. Winner, Stephen said: “We try to add as many plants as possible providing an environmentally friendly haven for birds and insects.”
Best Social Media Photo – Daisy Kenvin from Castlehaven Community Park
This is a new category for this year, and we had a small but lovely cohort of entries. Congratulation to Daisy Kenvin for capturing the winning shot.
Camden in Bloom 2023 will launch again in April next year and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.
For more information, please head to camden.gov.uk/camden-in-bloom