Poole in Bloom 2021 Competition

Updated 31st August 2021

Competition entry deadline 28th August

Thank you to all who submitted photographs of your gardens, and good luck!

It’s time to get your gardens, patios and pots competition-ready!

The Poole in Bloom competition seeks to celebrate all the hard work that local community groups, businesses, and households put in to make Poole a beautiful place to live.

We have a number of classes open for submission and you are invited to enter as many as you wish, plus the Tree, Environmentally Friendly and Sensory competitions.

Residential Classes:

  • Hanging basket(s) and/or Window Boxes
  • Front Patio must be at ground level and/or Container Garden
  • Balcony Display must not be ground level
  • Communal Grounds blocks of flats etc.
  • Mobile Homes private gardens only
  • Small Front Garden not exceeding 100m²
  • Large Front Garden larger than 100m²
  • Back Garden not exceeding 100m²
  • Back Garden larger than 100m²

Commercial & Public Classes:

  • Commercial Small Public Spaces Arcades, Libraries, Shopping Centres, Bars, Inns, Public Houses, Cafés etc.
  • Commercial Large Public Spaces Arcades, Libraries, Shopping Centres, Bars, Inns, Public Houses, Cafés etc.
  • Loving Care Homes Nursing / Rest Homes
  • Colleges and Places of Learning
  • Bowling Clubs and Sports Facilities
  • Places of Worship
  • Commercial Baskets / Containers
  • Small Hotel / B&B under 20 beds
  • Large Hotel 20 or more beds

The classes below are for Commercial and Residential entries:

Special Trees

Please take seasonal photos for judging in this class

  • Small Ornamental and/or Flowering tree
  • Tree contributing to biodiversity – Good for bees or provider of habitat of food source for bats, birds or mammals.
  • Champion Tree – Notable for its sheer size, age or heritage value, or an example of an uncommon species.


  • Environmentally friendly spaces
  • Sensory Gardens – Gardens created which are accessible and encompass the five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste.
An entry from Poole in Bloom 2020

We are delighted to feature two lovely examples of last year’s entries on our page

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