Poole in Bloom 2022 Competition

Published 10th March 2022

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

Welcome! 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 we have classes open to all – including Special Trees, Environmentally Friendly Spaces, Sensory Gardens.

This year there’s a Queen’s Jubilee Celebration Garden competition too!

Enter by 24th June

Please download the Entry Form at the bottom of this page for full details; entries to be received by post on or before Friday 24th June. Classes will be judged in July by visiting judges.

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
  • Commercial Large Public Spaces Arcades, Libraries, Shopping Centres, Bars, Inns, Public Houses, Cafés
  • 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 – by photo

Please take  a seasonal photo of the tree looking its best for judging in this class

  • Small Ornamental and/or Flowering tree
  • Tree Contributing to Biodiversity – Good for bees or provider of habitat or 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.


  • Queen’s Jubilee Celebration Garden
  • Environmentally friendly spaces
  • Sensory Gardens – Gardens created which are accessible and encompass the five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste.

Please note

  • You can enter as many classes as you wish, plus the Special Trees, Queen’s Jubilee Celebration Garden, Environmentally Friendly Spaces and Sensory Gardens competitions
  • No multiple entries will be accepted in any one class
  • No late entries will be accepted
  • Incomplete or illegible entry forms will be declared void.


By post please, to be received on or before Friday 24th June 2021; classes will be judged in July by visiting judges. Send your entry form & photograph(s) to:

Councillor May Haines
Bournemouth Civic Centre
Bourne Avenue
Bournemouth BH2 6EB 

Email may.haines@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Poole in Bloom entry form 2022

Presentation Evening

A presentation evening will take place at Compton Acres, Canford Cliffs at 7.00pm on Wednesday 19th October

Poole in Bloom is grateful to Compton Acres for sponsoring and supporting the 2022 Competiton and Presentation Evening.

An entry from Poole in Bloom 2020

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

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