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Virtual Fareham in Bloom 2022

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo to the Virtual Fareham in Bloom competition. We recieved hundreds of entries ranging from blooming flower pots to beautiful gardens.

Congratulations to all of our winners and runners-up.


Best Garden - Paul and Kay Burnham

Community Floral Display - Brett and Jan Wylde

Sustainable - Adey Gardenier

Young Green Fingers - Levison Johnstone

Commercial - Ranvilles Nursing Home

Something Small - Andrew Hurst



Best Garden - Martin Bowen

Community Floral Display - Wallington Village Association

Sustainable - Helena Rosiecka

Young Green Fingers - Emily, Jack, Annabelle and Lucy Donaghy

Commercial - Whiteley Primary School

Something Small - Patricia Kelly-Blyth



Check out the winning entries for Fareham in Bloom 2022:


Congratulations to our runners-up:


What is Fareham in Bloom?

Fareham in Bloom has been bringing our community together for over 25 years. It has grown into a well-known and successful gardening campaign involving residents throughout the Borough and encourages local communities to provide bright and colourful planting schemes.

For the past two years we have run a virtual Fareham in Bloom competition and we have done the same again for 2022. The competition once again is proudly sponsored by St Margaret's Nursery External Hyperlink and Fareham Shopping Centre External Hyperlink.

Residents could submit a photo online of their garden, veg patch, hanging basket, window box or something else they're proud of in the garden to win a prize.

There were six categories to enter.


Category Description
Best Garden A garden of any size, front or back
Commercial Shop fronts, pubs, businesses and schools
Something Small Hanging baskets, window boxes or unusual garden features
Community Floral Display Your street, community centre or sheltered housing grounds
Young Green Fingers Something the children have planted or grown
Sustainable Garden Planting to encourage wildlife, grow your own fruit or vegetables, recycling materials and using minimal resources

How to enter

Entries are now closed.

Thank you to everyone that has entered. 

When do entries open?

Entries opened on Thursday 7 April. The closing date for entries was Friday 8 July.

How will a winner be chosen?

The public will be asked to vote for their favourite photo in each category via an online ballot form or email to

A member of the judging panel, along with a community volunteer, will then visit the two gardens for each category receiving the highest number of votes received by the public. The visits will take place during August.

Based on what the judges view and hear from the entrant about their entry will determine the winning garden.

The only exception will be the 'Something Small' category which will not have a visit and will be judged purely on the photo and description submitted.

When will voting open?

Public voting opened on Monday 18 July and closed on Friday 29 July.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in September. You will be notified if you are successful.

What will the winners receive?

The winner of each category, along with one guest, will be invited to a tea party in the Mayor's Parlour on Wednesday 26 October to receive their prize.

Category Prize
Best Garden Annual subscription to the Council's Garden Waste Scheme
Commercial £25.00 St Margaret's Nursery Voucher
Something Small £25.00 St Margaret's Nursery Voucher
Community Floral Display £25.00 St Margaret's Nursery Voucher
Young Green Fingers Bug hotel or gardening tools
Sustainable Garden

£25.00 St Margaret's Nursery Voucher

Thank you to our sponsors for providing some of the prizes.


Terms and Conditions

Remember, this is just a bit of fun! Good luck.

Privacy notice

When you submit an entry, your data is being collected for the purpose of this competition. It will be retained for the duration of the competition plus 6 months after the winner has been announced. Your details will be shared internally in order for you to be contacted in regard to the competition. Your name and locality (e.g. Locks Heath) will be shared on the Council's website and social media channels in order to identify your entry; however, this is not a condition of the competition and you may still enter if you do not wish for your data to be shared publicly. You have the right to withdraw your information at any point and can do so by contacting the Council. Further information about your rights can be found on our Data Protection page.

If you are happy for your information to be shared, please tick the appropriate box on the online entry form. 

More information about your privacy is available on the Council's website or on request.

For more information

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Leisure and Community Team on

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