Ryde In Bloom
Ryde in Bloom is facilitated by the Town Council and delivered by a working party that includes Councillors, a gardens expert and the chair of the local business association. The whole community is encouraged to enter, whether it be for Allotment of the Year of for a window box and the judges are keen to encourage environmentally friendly and sustainable planting. A copy of the judging criteria is attached. Previous entries received ranged from a an 8 year old who has designed a miniature garden in a wheelbarrow to Quarr Abbey Gardens and Farm, an oasis of calm and tranquillity on the site of a monastery.
The competition is advertised and featured in the local press. Local schools have their own competition with the majority of primary schools taking part.
The Business Association works closely with the In Bloom Working Party to promote the competition via social media (Twitter and Facebook) and will be podcasting about the winning entries after the local judging has taken place. The Working Party also works with individual businesses to provide hanging baskets, project support and to seek support for other in bloom projects – an example of this is the used coffee grounds supplied by Costa to allotment holders and to the Aspire Community Garden and the hanging baskets supplied to the Pavilion Bar on Ryde Esplanade.
Ryde In Bloom_Entry Form 2018
The see the winners of 2017 Ryde in Bloom click here: https://www.rydetowncouncil.org.uk/ryde-in-bloom/