Estuary In Bloom
Thank you to every resident who entered Estuary in Bloom 2020. The Federation of Estuary Residents (FER) judged the entries and the results are in.
We had some fabulous entries this year, despite people being preoccupied with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It's great to see so many residents taking pride in their outside spaces and making their homes look beautiful. The support for Estuary in Bloom has always been fantastic and we hope this carries on into 2021.
The 2020 categories were:
Best creative space - Anything goes!
Best recycling/upcycling project - Anything goes!
Best young gardener (16 or younger and must have permission from a parent/guardian)
Winners are displayed in the tabs below.
Estuary in Bloom Winners 2020
1st - L Warner, Colchester
2nd - S Holdgate, Grays
3rd - J Matthews, Shoeburyness
1st - M Prowse, Southend
2nd - M Culff, Southend
3rd - D Buckland, Southend
Best Creative Space - Anything Goes!
1st - P Squirrell, Brentwood
2nd - B Crouchman, Dunmow
3rd - K Rhodes, Romford
Best Upcycling/Recycling Project
1st - Residents at Third Avenue Care Home, Wickford
2nd - Toni & Kevin, Eastwood
3rd - Shaun & Jenny, Clacton
Best Young Gardener (16 or younger)
1st - Shayden, Dagenham
2nd - Harry, Maldon
3rd - Amy, Eastwood
Estuary in Bloom Winners 2019
Best Garden - Includes balconies and containers
1st - A.Hardy, Epping
2nd - C. Nightingill, Grays
3rd - T.Rigden & K.Martin, Southend-on-Sea
1st - T.Rigden & K.Martin, Southend-on-Sea
2nd - J.Overton, Dunmow
3rd - Mr & Mrs Ghazali, Southend-on-sea
Environmentally Friendly Garden - Including vegetable patches and reusing materials
1st - B.Triggs, Southend-on-Sea
2nd - L.Dobson, Dagenham
3rd - J.Janusevicius & R. Petrauskaite, South Ockendon
Best Baskets Or Tubs
1st - M.Culff, Southend-on-Sea
2nd - C.Sealy, Southend-on-Sea
3rd - M.Brazier, Southend-on-Sea
Estuary in Bloom Rules
Entries must be from tenants and leaseholders of Estuary Housing Association
Previous winners may enter the competition
Work on gardens must have been 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
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 Housing Association website and Staff intranet
The competition will be judged by resident representatives from the FER
Estuary Housing Association cannot accept any responsibility for loss or delay to entries
Entries must be received by 5pm on 31 July 2020
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 Estuary Housing Association. 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 cannot be entered into the competition, excepting SH&C care homes.
The photos sent in by the winners and runners up will be displayed on this page and on our social media platforms.