Chesterfield set to bloom again

Chesterfield is set to experience a blooming riot of colour this summer as residents get set to enter the annual best kept garden competition as part of the Chesterfield in Bloom campaign.

Chesterfield in Bloom is led by a committee of local residents supported by Chesterfield Borough Council.
More than 100 people took part in the competition last year, which is open to all Chesterfield borough residents.
There are nine categories in the competition:
• Best front garden – sponsored by Dunston Hall/New Leaf Garden Centres
• Best back garden (up to 80m2) – sponsored by Chesterfield Markets
• Best back garden (larger than 80m2)
• Best container garden/hanging basket
• Best blooming pub/restaurant
• Best kept allotment site (two acres and above)
• Best kept allotment site (less than two acres)
• Best kept individual allotment plot (150m2 and above). – sponsored by the Friends of Eastwood Park
• Best kept individual allotment plot (less than 150m2).

Everyone who enters the competition is automatically entered into the best overall garden category – sponsored by N T Killingley Ltd.
The judging will be carried out by Chesterfield in Bloom committee members and Chesterfield Borough Council staff.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “Chesterfield in Bloom is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our wonderful borough.
“It’s not only for people with large gardens, people who have hanging baskets or grow the best fresh veggies on their allotments can also enter.”
Chesterfield in Bloom forms the borough’s entry into the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Last year, Chesterfield won gold in the small cities category of the competition.
For more information or to volunteer to be part of the Chesterfield in Bloom committee, contact John Ramsey on 01246 345097 or email john.ramsey@chesterfield.gov.uk.

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