Gardening competition

Find out more about our popular annual Rushmoor in Bloom gardening competition.

About the Rushmoor in Bloom competition

Do you have a garden or a floral display that really makes you proud? Our annual Rushmoor In Bloom is a fun, free and rewarding competition for you.

There are 13 categories to enter ranging from Best Front Garden to Most Improved Wildlife Garden.  Whether you are a seasoned gardener or beginning your gardening journey we love receiving your entries. 

Rushmoor in Bloom 2017 competition and results

Judging for the 2017 competition took place between Monday 3 July and Friday 14 July.

All entrants were invited to attend an annual awards ceremony at the Princes Hall, Aldershot on Monday 18 September.

You'll find details of all the winners on our Rushmoor in Bloom 2017 results page.

Awards and judging criteria

We award gold, silver gilt, silver and bronze prizes, with special recognition for the best entry in each category.

We score entries on the following criteria:

  • Impact
  • Quality and maintenance of the plants / shrubs/trees
  • Use of space
  • Effort and resources available
  • Community entries - all the above and evidence of community involvement
  • Waterwise - all entrants are encouraged to reduce the amount of drinkable water used

Selection of photos from the 2017 competition

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