Planting fun for In Bloom launch
Islington residents donned their gardening gloves for the Islington in Bloom 2018 launch weekend.
Plant plotting, nature trails and gardening advice sessions took place across Whittington Park, Paradise Park and Duncan Terrace Gardens on Saturday 14 April, marking the start of the competition to find Islington’s best gardens, balconies and window displays.
Then on Sunday 15, volunteers helped tidy up Gillespie Park and Nature Reserve ready for summer.
Resident Sue Mackenzie-Grey helps do some pruning
Organised by Islington Council and Islington Gardeners, Islington in Bloom is open to all residents and businesses and is a great opportunity to grow with friends and neighbours.
Every entrant will receive a free bag of compost from Camden Garden Centre and winners receive a £100 voucher to spend there. Second and third place will receive vouchers worth £75 and £50.
Shuaa, 3, shows off her planting efforts
Tes, 6, displays her cat craft
Judging will take place across a number of categories, including ‘Best Ward’, acknowledging the ward with a combination of the most and best quality entries.
Volunteers at Gillespie Park and Nature Reserve
Entries are accepted until Sunday, 3 June and judging takes place from Monday, 18 June until Friday, 6 July. Entries can be made online or by picking up a form from any of Islington’s libraries and leisure centres, and the reception areas in the Town Hall and 222 Upper Street.