Calling all green-fingered Phoenix residents!

Updated: 30 May 2019 at 10:26am

It’s time to get that grass cut, and those trees pruned. Our annual Phoenix in Bloom competition is back, and we'd love you to take part.

There are prizes to be won whether you’re a fan of flowers, or you love growing fruit and veg.

Your garden doesn’t have to be Chelsea Flower Show-worthy, it just needs to bring a bit of colour and greenery to our little bit of south east London. 

We're keen to hear from individuals, community groups and schools. You don’t even need a whole garden to take part - we want to see your allotments, balconies, window boxes and hanging baskets too.  

We’re also looking for the young gardener of the year. Those under 16 qualify if they have helped do part or all of a garden or even a small pot or display. It's just about taking part and encouraging getting outdoors at an early age.

Entering is easy. You just need to fill in our quick online entry form, and we’ll take it from there. Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 21 July.

If you aren’t quite ready to enter this year, we’d still love you to take part. Register on the form for the most improved garden for 2020 and make sure you take some 'before' pictures!

Good luck everybody!