Royston garden competition to commence

THE organisers of Royston in Bloom are preparing to receive entrants.

The annual competition features eight categories with the best kept gardens, streets and commercial properties being awarded.

Rod Kennedy, chairman of the Royston in Bloom committee, said: “The competition has become an annual event and each year we have seen a rise in the standards of the entries.

“We are looking for entries which show a dedication and enthusiasm for aspects of gardening. There is a place for everyone in the competition.”

Categories include Best Front Garden, Best Front Garden (easy maintenance), Best Front Container Garden, Best Kept Street or Community Area, Best Young Person’s Project (schools or clubs), Best Young Person’s Project (using recycled material), Best Entry from Pubs, Clubs and Commercial Premises and Best Kept Allotment.

Prizes and plaques will be awarded to overall winners in each category with certificates for gold, silver and bronze being given.

Entry forms are available from Royston Town Council at Royston Town Hall, and the closing date for entries will be Friday July 8.

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Judging will be taking place in the week beginning Monday 11 July 2011.

Meanwhile, writer and broadcaster Geoff Hodge is to be the speaker at this year’s Blooms Night at the town hall on Tuesday April 26, from 7.30pm.

Mr Hodge, who is a regular contributor to Garden News and Grow Your Own magazine, will be giving a talk and demonstration on easy gardening.

For details, contact Royston Town Hall on 01763 245484.