Estuary in Bloom 2019

Estuary in Bloom 2019 banner

This event is kindly sponsored by 

    Purdy logo 


Axis logo

You could win up to £50 in shopping vouchers!

you can put yourself or a neighbour forward for as many categories as you like.



Best Garden - Includes balconies and containers

Tallest Sunflower

Environmentally Friendly Garden - Including vegetable patches and reusing materials

Best Baskets or Tubs


How to Enter

Simply send a photo to or by post to the address below. Please ensure that your entry has the name, address and contact details of the gardener. If you are nominating someone, please ensure you have their permission and add your details too.

Entries Close: Friday 28 June 2019

Judging begins: Early July 2019

Winners will be announced on this page.


Postal address:

Estuary Housing Association Ltd, Freepost RSKL-XUTE-EHSB, Centre Place, Prospect Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2JD


Rules of the competition:

  • Entries must be from tenants and leaseholders of Estuary Housing Association
  • Previous winners may enter the competition
  • Work on gardens must be completed by the resident
  • Residents may enter as many categories as they wish
  • If the gardener is a child (under 18), the parent or guardian of the child must submit the entry
  • Entries to the Tallest Sunflower category must be submitted by sending a photo of the sunflower next to a tape measure
  • By entering the competition you give Estuary Housing Association permission to use photographs of your garden for promotional materials. These materials include but are not limited to Social Media, internal newsletters, Estuary News, corporate documents, Estuary website and Staff intranet
  • The competition will be judged by two resident representatives and two members of staff
  • Estuary Housing Association cannot accept any responsibility for loss or delay to entries
  • Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 28 June 2019
  • We regret that residents with rent arrears of more than 4 weeks will not be eligible to enter the competition
  • The winners will receive a prize and a certificate from the sponsor contractors and Estuary. Vouchers will be presented to you in person however, if you are not available, your prize will be posted to you by Recorded Delivery Mail
  • Please ensure that we have your correct contact details. If you are a prizewinner and we are unable to reach you after the competition, the prize will be given to the entry with the next highest score.
  • Communal areas can not be entered in to the competition.

By entering you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The contact details provided will be used to update our records as necessary.

Estuary in Bloom competition 2018

Spring is in the air, it's time for Estuary in Bloom!


This event is kindly sponsored by: 

    Purdy logo 


Thank you to everyone who sent in entries for Estuary in Bloom this year. The Federation of Estuary Residents chose the winner and had a difficult time deciding on their favourite garden. 
The winner this year is Christina White from Southend-on-Sea. Christina has filled her balcony with plants and the FER really enjoyed all the amazing colours and the flowers she had grown.
In second place was Susan Holdgate from Romford who only started gardening 7 years ago when she moved into her current house. In third place was Bryan Crouchman from Great Dunmow, Bryan was our winner in 2017 and has continued to keep up his amazing garden! 
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to Purdy Contracts Ltd for sponsoring this competition. 


Christina White, winner of Estuary in Bloom 2018, presented with her prize by Kevin Turnpenney, Director of Housing and Communities.


Winning garden

Christina's winning balcony for Estuary in Bloom 2018 More of Christina's balcony  Some pictures of Christinas beautiful balcony


Second place - Susan Holdgate - Romford.

 Susan Holdgate's second place entry for Estuary in Bloom 2018.


Third Place - Bryan Crouchman - Dunmow

 Bryan Crouchman, third place Estuary in Bloom 2018