Slough in Bloom launches and celebrates its 30th year!

Slough in Bloom committee

This year’s Slough in Bloom gardens and allotments competition has launched! The competition is celebrating its 30th anniversary having launched in the borough in 1994.

Margaret Inniss, Chairman of Slough in Bloom, is part of the original team that set up the competition in the nineties.

Entries are open until 29 June, with judging taking place from 15 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: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be supporting Slough in Bloom in its 30th anniversary year. There are so many categories to enter, and I look forward to seeing all of the entries which really do brighten up the borough. The Slough in Bloom competition is made possible by kind donations from our sponsors. To keep the competition running, the committee would welcome any new sponsors.”   

Margaret Inniss, Chair of Slough in Bloom, said: “The Slough in Bloom Committee were delighted by the number and quality of the entries last year, but we still want to see more gardens and allotments entering this free competition. As this is our 30th year, we are looking forward to seeing even more entries and what new ideas have been thought up by our green fingered gardeners. Everyone can enter. Even if you only have enough space for a few containers and hanging baskets, it all makes all the difference to the appearance of our town, makes you feel good and helps wildlife.”

The Mayor of Slough, Councillor Amjad Abbasi said: “It’s my pleasure to launch the Slough in Bloom competition in its 30th year! The committee work so hard every year to make sure this competition continues, and the entries just get better each year. With special thanks to Margaret who has been involved with the committee since the start, in 1994! Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you have put into encouraging residents and businesses to brighten their environments.”

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 – Slough Borough Council

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

Entries close on 29 June, and the winners will be announced in August.

Published: 16 May 2024