Chesterfield in Bloom
Chesterfield in Bloom is our year-round campaign involving residents, businesses, schools, community groups and a wide range of volunteers.
Our aim is to involve more people in improving their local area, the environment and the character of Chesterfield, and we aim to make our town a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit.
Our award-winning borough prides itself on the innovative displays you will see in parks, traffic islands and roundabouts. Over the years we have worked hard to improve the appearance of the borough as a place to live, work and visit.
We encourage local neighbourhoods to get active in improving their own areas of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield in Bloom 2018
Green-fingered Chesterfield residents are urged to pick up their trowels and take part in this year’s Chesterfield in Bloom competition.
Our community-led campaign encourages residents to take pride in their area and forms the borough’s entry into the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Last year, the borough won a gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition for the second year running.
Residents are encouraged to take part in the best kept garden competition to help the borough retain the title.
Categories in the competition are:
- Best front garden sponsored by Dunston Hall Garden Centre and New Leaf Plant Centre
- Best back garden (up to 80m2) sponsored by Chesterfield Markets
- Best back garden (larger than 80m2)
- Best container garden/hanging basket
- Best blooming pub/restaurant
The winners of these categories are also entered into the best overall garden category sponsored by Killingley Landscapes.
Allotment holders can enter the best allotment competition. Categories are:
- Best kept allotment site (six or more allotment plots)
- Best kept individual allotment plot (150m2 and above)
- Best kept individual allotment plot (less than 150m2)
This year also sees a special category introduced for council tenants. Categories in this competition are:
- Best garden (this can be front, back or side garden)
- Best container/hanging basket
Tenants can also nominate an estate champion to receive an award, this can be an individual or groups of people who take an active role in keeping their local area clean safe and tidy.
How to enter
The closing date for entries is Friday 15 June, with judging taking place the following week.
Entry forms are available below.
The competition is sponsored by Ringwood Hall Hotel. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the hotel in the autumn.
|Chesterfield In Bloom 2018 Entry Form||(pdf 1002 KB)|
|2018 Allotment Entry Form||(pdf 5.31 MB)|
|2018 Tenant Entry Form||(pdf 765 KB)|
Sponsoring Chesterfield in Bloom
Local businesses take pride in supporting the Chesterfield in Bloom campaign and helping to improve the town.
A wide range of opportunities are available, including tree sponsorship, hanging basket sponsorship, sponsoring a whole park and the popular traffic island sponsorship.