Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo to the Virtual Fareham in Bloom competition. We received lots of entries ranging from blooming flower pots to beautiful gardens.
Congratulations to all of our winners and runners-up:
Best Garden – Alan Howsam and John Hooper
Young Green Fingers – Oliver and Isabella Rae
Community Floral Display – Keeping Sarisbury Green Association
Commercial – Park Gate Primary School
Sustainable Garden – Melanie Gray
Something Small – Patricia Kelly-Blyth
Best Garden – Claire Doel
Young Green Fingers – Joshua Clifton
Community Floral Display – Burnham Wood and Tangle Wood
Commercial – Redlands Primary School
Sustainable Garden – Julia Scott
Something Small – Elizabeth Quinn
Check out the winning entries for Fareham in Bloom 2023:
Congratulations to our runners-up:
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.
Residents from all over the Borough submitted photographs of their outdoor spaces, big or small, after the competition opened in April.
There were six categories.
|Best Garden||A residential garden of any size, front or back. We encourage natural lawns as opposed to artificial grass.|
|Commercial||Shop fronts, pubs, cafes, restaurants, businesses, schools, children's nurseries|
|Something Small||Hanging baskets, window boxes, potted plants, small unusual garden features, a small area of your open space that you are proud of|
|Community Floral Display||An area of open space within your road/street that the community looks after, community centres, sheltered housing grounds, care/retirement homes, outdoor communal areas|
|Young Green Fingers (for 16 year olds and under)||Something the children have planted or grown, a unique area that they have created within an outdoor space|
|Sustainable Garden||Planting to encourage wildlife, grow your own fruit and veg, allotments, recycling materials and using minimal resources|
The two entries receiving the highest number of votes in each category were visited by our judging panel on 11 August to decide the winners. The exception to this was the Something Small category, where the winner was determined on the basis of the photograph and description alone.
Public voting opened on Monday 17 July and closed on Monday 31 July at 10am.
The winners were announced in September.
The winner of each category, along with one guest, will be invited to a tea party in the Mayors Parlour on 26 October to receive their prize.
|Best Garden||Annual subscription to the Council's Garden Waste Scheme|
|Commercial||£25 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery|
|Something Small||£25 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery|
|Community Floral Display||£25 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery|
|Young Green Fingers||Small gardening gift of their choice e.g. bug hotel or gardening|
|Susatainable||£25 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery|
Runners-up will receive a £10 voucher for St Margaret's Nursery.
With thanks to our kind sponsors, St Margaret's Nursery and Fareham Shopping Centre.
Remember, this is just a bit of fun!
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. If you are a winner of your category, your name will be shared with the local press via a press release about the winners. 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.
If you have any questions or queries please contact the Leisure and Community Team on firstname.lastname@example.org