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Virtual Fareham in Bloom 2022

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 will be doing the same again for 2022. The competition will once again be proudly sponsored by St Margaret's Nursery External Hyperlink and Fareham Shopping Centre External Hyperlink.

Residents can 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 are 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

To enter, please complete the online form and upload one photo and short description about your entry. Please see the Terms and Conditions for entering.

When do entries open?

Entries opened on Thursday 7 April. The closing date for entries is 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 will open on Monday 18 July and will close 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

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.


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

For more information

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


Check out the winning entries from 2021





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