Growing success of Ryde’s garden competition


We all think Ryde is blooming lovely already – but now everyone is being encouraged to add to the town’s growing success by creating beautiful gardens, window boxes, allotments and hanging baskets for this year’s Ryde in Bloom competition.

Ryde in Bloom is a town council initiative that is delivered by councillors, a garden expert and the chair of the local business association.

As well as creating something that looks beautiful, the judges are keen to encourage environmentally friendly and sustainable planting.

Previous entries range from an eight-year-old’s miniature garden in a wheelbarrow to Quarr Abbey Gardens and Farm’s oasis of calm and tranquillity at its monastery.

Local schools are also invited to take part by creating allotment-style gardens using this year’s theme of ‘Healthy Eating and Healthy Living’.

The Business Association works closely with the In Bloom Working Party to promote the competition via social media (Twitter and Facebook) and will be podcasting about the winning entries after the local judging has taken place.

The working party also works with individual businesses to provide hanging baskets, project support, and support for other in bloom projects.