Entry Form and Bath in Bloom Judging Criteria

The Bath in Bloom Competition is open to all residents, businesses, schools, institutions or community groups within the boundary of Bath & North East Somerset.
Bath in Bloom is a competition which encourages floral displays and raises awareness of environmentally friendly gardening in Bath and Northeast Somerset.

How to Enter

Entry to the competition is free, using the Bath in Bloom competition entry form which contains category details. Submit to the address as indicated on the form. Each entrant may choose one category only.

(Entry forms can also be delivered to Council One Stop Shops in Bath, 3-4 Manvers Street; Riverside in Keynsham, The Civic Centre, Market Walk; Midsomer Norton, The Hollies, High Street, Radstock.)

Entries should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday, 31th May 2019. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Queries about the Competition:

If you have any questions about the competition, please email Jane Hill at jhillconsultant@gmail.com  

Winners from the previous year, 2018, will automatically go forward to one of the three winners' categories. These are: best Group Winner, best Private Winner and best Business Winner.You will be contacted in order to verify that you wish to be entered.

Judging dates:

School entries will be judged between Monday 1st July and Friday, 5th July 2019, inclusive, (except those automatically entered into the Winners’ category). 
All other categories will be judged between Saturday, 6th July and Sunday, 14th July 2019, inclusive.
Judges will leave their calling cards if entries are visible from the pavement. The judges’ decisions will be final.

Judging Guidelines

For the majority of categories the judges will be marking your entry on the following criteria:
• Impact
• Variety and the use of a range of plants
• Colour Combinations
• Originality and design
• Condition, care and sustainability
There are different judging criteria for schools, environmental project and allotments, viewable here.

Presentation of awards

Award winners and guests will be invited to attend the Gala Presentation evening on September 19th 2019 in the Roper theatre, Hayesfield Girls School, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath. 

It's Your Neighbourhood

The Bath in Bloom Comittee supports also the In Your Neighbourhood initiative, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society. In Your Neighbourhood (IYN) is a non - competitive scheme run by The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for community groups who want to “green up” local areas, offering advice and awarding certificates for 5 levels of achievement.
The benefits of if joining IYN are numerous. It’s a great way to add some colour to your community; make new friends and get out and active in your local area. For more information and benefits visit:



The Bath in Bloom competition is Sponsored by: Rotork, Wessex Water, Bath Building Society, Cross Manufacturing, University of Bath Gardening Club.

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