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Birmingham Gardening – Brum in Bloom!

Every year Birmingham City Council run Birmingham-in-Bloom awards. The Council try to recognize the hard-work of its tenants and house-holders. There are many prizes on offer, with city-wide winners as well as constituency winners.

There are numerous bloom categories, including: front garden, back, garden, balcony, window box, basket and pots.

The ten constituencies are: Northfield, Perry Barr, Hall Green Erdington, Yardley, Edgbaston, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Selly Oak, Sutton Coldfield.

Here’s details of the competition.

“In Bloom Categories

  • Best Front Garden – For tenants and leaseholders who have cultivated a beautiful front garden
  • Best Back Garden – For tenants and leaseholders who have cultivated a beautiful back garden
  • Best Balcony, Window Box, Baskets or Pots – For tenants and leaseholders that have used window boxes, baskets or pots to utilise their space and create a visual display of colour, creative with design and layout. This may be on their balcony or as part of their garden. Displays of plant boxes should be kept on your own individual balcony.  Displays are not permitted on open deck access walkways because these area are communal fire escape routes.  Tenant should ensure anything on a window ledge or balcony which could be a danger to anyone living in the property or in the local area is kept within the confines of the balcony itself (Please refer to Conditions of Tenancy Agreement Section 9 – Health and Safety Clause 9.1.14).
  • Best Communal Garden – For gardens that are shared by a council estate, multi-storey block of flats, or sheltered scheme which is vibrant and has improved the neighbourhood
  • Best Vegetable Patch, Container, or Greenhouse – The goal for this award is to show how gardening and food growing can be productive in improving health and well-being.”

Below are the winners from 2019.

Below are some Birmingham-in-Bloom images.

Keeping in the spirit of Birmingham in bloom, we provide an extensive range of gardening services here: https://heritage-propertymaintenance.co.uk/gardening-fencing