Winners of this year’s Camden in Bloom competition announced

The winners of this year’s ‘Camden in Bloom’ competition have been announced.

Camden in Bloom, the council’s annual gardening competition, aims to celebrate the best gardening in the borough and encourage residents, businesses and community groups to create a cleaner and greener Camden.

This year, entries were submitted from residents and community groups over three categories - from the best community run garden, best mini-garden and borough’s best young gardeners for residents under ten.

‘Little Mix of a Garden’, located in the Greenwood Centre, Camden’s first ever Centre for Independent Living offering services to support independence, inclusion and health and wellbeing, won the prize for Best Community Garden. The garden was created and is cared for those who use the centre’s services.

The Best Mini-Garden category was won by Sarah Beydoun who impressed the judges with her creative use of space in her basement garden, repurposing used wellies and football boots into plant containers.

Those that entered in the Camden’s Young Gardeners category all picked up prizes including Betsy Kendrick who helped grow flowers at her school gardening club, Gabriel and Matthew Brunet who have been growing vegetables and picking berries, and Daeor Springer who has done some amazing work with a community gardening group in Abbey Green.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden

Camden in Bloom is a brilliant competition bringing together residents, businesses and communities to celebrate all the best outdoor spaces the borough has to offer. We have so many amazing green spaces and gardens here in Camden, and it’s great to see so many of our residents take time to improve them. We had a fantastic number of entries this year, and I’d to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who took part.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden

Prizes were given to winners on Wednesday 25 October by the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Nazma Rahman at a ceremony in the Greenwood Centre.

The Camden Garden Centre sponsored the competition and provided prize vouchers for first, second and third place winners in all categories. Veolia and ID Verde also provided a range of prizes including seed bombs, garden museum membership and a wildlife camera.

Camden in Bloom 2024 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.

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