Guildford in Bloom 2021

The following is a message from GBC.

“It is here so get entering!

We are delighted to launch the 2021 Guildford in Bloom Competition as we celebrate our 40th birthday with the theme ‘Blooming 40’.

This year the categories are:

1.      Best Front Garden

2.      Best Allotment & Vegetable/Kitchen Gardens

3.      Best Garden for Wildlife

4.      Best Site for Nature Conservation

5.      Best Pub / Business in Bloom

6.      Best Container Garden

7.      Best Neighbourhood Project

To take part, please register your entry by replying to this email at – stating the category you are entering, and then your name and address for judging.

The closing date is 13 June 2021 and judging will take place between 28 June to 18 July 2021.

You can keep up with the competition on the Guildford in Bloom media pages Guildford In Bloom (@GuildfordnBloom) / Twitter



The Guildford in Bloom Gardening Competition is open to all borough residents, schools, community groups and businesses – anyone who loves gardening and wants to help make Guildford and our surrounding villages even more beautiful places to live, work and visit.Entries must be received by 21 May for the Schools Gardening Competition Category and 13 June for all other categories; simply choose a category, let us know if you are a young gardener, choose to theme or not to theme, you can enter only one category per site/address; email your entry details to; judging takes place between 7 – 11 June for the Schools Category and 28 June – 18 July for all other categories; it is not possible to advise individual entrants of the exact day and time of judging (with the exception of School, kitchen gardens, wildlife gardens, Nature Conservation and neighbourhood project categories); judges will not be available to discuss individual entries; the judges’ decision is final; winners will be notified by email and invited to the School Awards on 16 June or the main Awards Show which takes place on 7 September 2021 (both subject to Coronavirus); a list of winners will be published on our website; photographs of your garden may be used for marketing purposes.


If you have a friend, neighbour, family member, local school or pub with a beautiful garden, you are welcome to nominate them.


Younger gardeners and students in full time education will receive special recognition for entering. There will also be a special award for the best ‘BLOOMING 40’ themed garden / allotment. Let us know if you are a young gardener and/or theming your garden.


We launched the Schools Gardening Competition earlier this year. The theme is Blooming 40. The closing date is 21 May 2021. Register your entry by email at


We are sorry but our website is currently being updated and it may be several weeks yet before details of this year’s competition and the online application form appear. You can always follow us on social media for all the latest information , and of course, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


With special thanks to our premium and major sponsors:


As it stands we hope we can go ahead with judging and an awards ceremony as normal, but don’t worry as we have a plan B just in case.

Wishing you lots of blooming fun in your gardens and allotments. We can’t wait to see you soon.


Lysandra McCulloch

Events Officer

Parks and Leisure Services

Guildford In Bloom (@GuildfordnBloom) / Twitter

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