Redbridge in Bloom • Vision RCL

Redbridge in Bloom

Amateur gardening competition

NOTICE TO RESIDENT’S: Please do not submit any further applications as the competition has now closed.

Once again we are inviting the residents of Redbridge to take part in our annual gardening competition. We are encouraging everyone to make their physical health and wellbeing a top priority especially during these difficult times.

Gardening has a vast number of health benefits; a great stress reliever, reduces anxiety, an enjoyable form of exercise plus exposure to direct sunlight exposure will increase vitamin D levels. The whole family can take pleasure in this outdoor activity whilst weeding and planting together or you can use this as an opportunity for some time alone.

Due to COVID-19 there will be some changes to the categories this year. Sadly there will not be a School Gardening Project and no category for Best Public House.


  • Best Front Garden
  • Best Container Garden
  • Best Sheltered Housing/Residential Care Home
  • Best Community Display

Whilst gardening please adhere to the social distancing guidelines and stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.

By entering our annual gardening competition you are committing to maintaining your garden throughout spring and into the early summer months. The closing date is Friday 3 July 2020. Judging take places between 6-11 July 2020. Help us make our 25th anniversary a record breaking year of applicants and keep gardening.

How do I enter?

Please complete and submit our online application form

I wish to enter my garden for the following category:
Best front gardenBest container gardenBest Sheltered Housing / Residential Care HomeBest Community display

All entrants must live within the London Borough of Redbridge

I / We agree to abide by the Judge's decision, and the terms & conditions of this competition.

Competition terms and conditions

  1. Please see above for the closing date and how and when winners will be notified.
  2. Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
  3. The judging panel will be comprised of volunteers as chosen by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure.
  4. Competition entrants may not contact any competition judges to discuss the Competition. In the event of such contact being made, immediate disqualification will result.
  5. Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure will endeavour to judge the entries between the advertised times but cannot guarantee this.
  6. The judges’ discussions and scoring will be private and confidential to the judges and Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure.
  7. In the event of any dispute regarding the terms and conditions, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of the judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  8. Entry implies acceptance of all these rules and any rules published in relation to Redbridge in Bloom.

2019 winners

The winners of the 2019 Redbridge in Bloom competition were announced in a ceremony at Valentines Mansion last year. The winners and runner ups were presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Zulfiqar Hussain. We would like to thank everyone that attended and all who participated in the competition. Please see the winners list below:

best front garden RIB
Best Front Garden (first place)

Best Sheltered Housing or Residential Care Home

  • 1st Place – Stoneleigh Court

Best Community Display

  • 1st Place – William Hinds
  • 2nd Place – Goodmayes Baptist Church

Best Container Garden

  • 1st Place – Shylaja Muringoor
  • 2nd Place – Milly Rauf
  • 3rd Place – Rabinder Kaur Chahal
outside prince of wales pub
Best Public House (first place)

Best Front Garden

  • 1st Place – Khurram Hamilton
  • 2nd Place – Shush Patel & Rajeshwari Shandaliya
  • 3rd Place – Joita Dias

Best Public House

  • 1st Place – The Prince of Wales
  • 2nd Place – The George

Best School Gardening Project

  • 1st Place – Snaresbrook Primary School
  • 2nd Place – Mayespark Primary School
  • 3rd Place – John Bramston Primary School