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Douglas in Bloom entries invited

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:09

Entries are invited for Douglas in Bloom, Douglas Borough Council’s annual community horticultural contest.


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With 11 categories, the competition provides opportunities for gardeners to showcase their talents, whatever their green space, be it a window box, patio or allotment.



The categories are:


• Hotels and guest houses without gardens;


• Hotels and guest houses with gardens;


• Private houses with gardens;


• Business premises;


• Pub/restaurant/café;


• Public/community garden;


• Best residential area;


• Best Douglas Borough Council property (house or apartment);


• Conservation, wildlife and biodiversity;


• Secret garden (gardening ‘gems’ out of public view);


• Allotments (most improved and most productive).



Regeneration and Community Committee Chairman Councillor John Skinner said: ‘Every year the competition highlights the wealth of horticultural talent within the Borough, and what the contest reveals never ceases to amaze and delight. Douglas in Bloom is not only a means to highlight and acknowledge the hard work gardeners put in year round but also to celebrate our green spaces which make such a welcome contribution to our quality of life and promote a positive image for Douglas.’



To apply online please refer to the panel opposite. Application forms are also available from Douglas Town Hall and the Henry Bloom Noble Library.


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