Maidstone in Bloom: Competition winners 


The Maidstone Borough in bloom competition winners have been announced and Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter their beautiful gardens, pots or allotments.

 Best front garden – Joyce and Tony Swait, East Farleigh
Best planted pot, trough or hanging basket – Rob Carter, Bearsted
Best pollinator friendly garden – Elizabeth Caldwell, Vinters Park 

Other winners included:

  • Best front garden – Joyce and Tony Swait, East Farleigh
  • Best back garden – Gareth George, Bearsted
  • Best allotment – Higgins family, Maidstone
  • Best display of Jubilee colours – Barbara Incledon – Harrietsham
  • Best commercial garden or horticultural display – Turkey Mill, Maidstone
  • Best community project – HM Prison, Maidstone

Maidstone Borough Council worked with Coolings garden centre and Leeds Castle to host the competition, which ran from 21 April to 1 July. Judges inspected all entries during July against a high criteria which is developed by the London Garden Society and the winners were announced at an awards ceremony last week.  

“I know how much hard work, time and effort goes into creating a stunning garden so I want to say a special thank you to everyone who entered. It was an absolute honour to meet all the hardworking gardeners and award everyone their prizes. Well done to you all.”

Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Derek Mortimer

The winners received a trophy, £25.00 Coolings gift voucher as well as two adult annual tickets for Leeds Castle.