Slough in Bloom returns for its 29th year

Slough in Bloom committee and the Mayor and Mayoress at Herschel Park

This year’s Slough in Bloom gardens and allotments competition has launched!

Entries are open until 1 July, with judging taking place from 10 July.

Anyone can enter for free and there are 10 different categories to choose from:

  • Residential front garden
  • Residential hanging baskets, window boxes and containers (front of property)
  • Community project
  • Business/ commercial/hospital
  • Student project
  • Public house/restaurant/hotel
  • Sponsored roundabouts and roadside planting
  • Best allotment plot
  • Best allotment newcomer
  • Environmental project.

Bruce Hicks, senior parks improvement officer, said: “Slough in Bloom have been working with new sponsors who have enabled this lovely competition to continue for its 29th year. We are pleased to be able to support the competition which helps to lift the spirits of people who live in and visit Slough by encouraging everyone to brighten the town with flowers.”

Margaret Inniss, Chairman of Slough in Bloom, said: “The Slough in Bloom Committee were delighted by the number and quantity of the entries last year, but we still want to see more gardens and allotments entering this free competition. We are looking forward to seeing this year’s entries to see what exciting new ideas have been thought up. Everyone can enter. Even if you only have enough space for a few containers and hanging baskets, it makes all the difference to the appearance of our town, makes you feel good and helps wildlife.”

Entries can be posted to the address on the entry form. Paper copies of entry forms are available at the libraries and a downloadable version which can be posted to the address on the form is available at: Slough in bloom application form.

You can also email to enter with your contact details to:

Entries close on 1 July, and the winners will be announced in August.

Published: 11 May 2023