Islington in Bloom 2018

  • 21
  • Sep

Congratulations to Islington’s star gardeners – our residents, tenants, community centres, local groups, businesses and schools – celebrated at the Islington in Bloom 2018 awards.


Best Forgotten Corner – Myka Baum, St Mellitus Secret Garden

This year’s imaginative entries ranged from beautiful tree pits filled with flowers to decorated lamp posts and wildflower meadows. Islington’s school children were all hard at work too, designing more than 500 pieces for the poster competition, the most entries we’ve ever had!


Best Community Park – Penn Road Gardens

The annual competition, organised by Islington Council and Islington Gardeners, gave awards in 19 categories – you can see the full list of winners below.


Best Community Centre – St Luke’s Community Centre

The quality of the planting across the board was so high that our judges had a difficult time choosing just three winners per category. So high in fact that we added several ‘special discretionary’ awards to ensure that everyone’s efforts were fully recognised.


Best Partners Property Resident – Frances Fay Davies

The winners in full

Best Children’s Planting – Hargrave Primary School

Best Community Centre – St Luke’s Community Centre

Best Community Garden – Culpeper Community Garden

Best Community Park – Penn Road Gardens

Best Container Garden – Eileen Carnell

Best Forgotten Corner – Myka Baum, St Mellitus Secret Garden

Best Front Garden – Peter Henry Ellis

Best Housing Property Resident – Bevin Community Gardens

Best Partner’s Property Resident – Frances Fay Davies

Best Pub or Business – Image Tailors

Best Residential Communal Garden – Bevin Community Gardens

Best Retail Street or Area – Highbury Barn

Best Street – Hopping Lane

Best Tree Pit – Cosima Davies

Best Ward – Holloway

Special discretionary award – Yasmin and Seth Campbell

Special discretionary award – Frances Whitehouse

Pattenden award – Culpeper Community Garden

Winner of the children’s poster competition – Valentina Hemandez-Leonor, William Tyndale Primary School

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