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Last chance to enter Hackney in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 18:32 27 June 2011

Last year's winner for Best Container Garden: John Gibson from Nightingale Estate, in Lower Clapton

Last year's winner for Best Container Garden: John Gibson from Nightingale Estate, in Lower Clapton

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The last chance for local residents, businesses, schools and communities to show off their gardening skills is fast approaching, with entries for the Hackney in Bloom competition closing on Monday July 4.

The categories

* Best School Garden

* Best Business Premises

* Best Community Project

* Best Front Garden

* Best Voluntary Organisation Garden

* Best Educational Garden

* Best Food Growing Project

* Young and Green Fingered Award

Judges for the council-run competition are looking for originality, design, impact, colour, quality and sustainability in the eight categories which include best school garden and Young and Green.

Now in its seventh year, the competition supports and encourages gardening, horticulture and environmental sustainability to make Hackney a greener, brighter and better place to live.

Apply online at www.hackney.gov.uk/hackney-in-bloom.


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