Estuary In Bloom

Estuary In Bloom 2020. You could win up to £50 in shopping vouchers.

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 garden

  • Best balcony

  • 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

Best Garden 

1st - L Warner, Colchester

2nd - S Holdgate, Grays

3rd - J Matthews, Shoeburyness 

Best Garden Photo



Best Balcony

1st - M Prowse, Southend

2nd - M Culff, Southend 

3rd - D Buckland, Southend

Best balcony photo



Best Creative Space - Anything Goes!

1st - P Squirrell, Brentwood

2nd - B Crouchman, Dunmow

3rd - K Rhodes, Romford

Best Creative Space Photo  



Best Upcycling/Recycling Project

1st - Residents at Third Avenue Care Home, Wickford

2nd - Toni & Kevin, Eastwood

3rd - Shaun & Jenny, Clacton

Best upcycling photo



Best Young Gardener (16 or younger)

1st - Shayden, Dagenham

2nd - Harry, Maldon

3rd - Amy, Eastwood

Best Young Gardener photo

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

Winning garden 2019


1st - T.Rigden & K.Martin, Southend-on-Sea

2nd - J.Overton, Dunmow

3rd - Mr & Mrs Ghazali, Southend-on-sea

Creativity 2019

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

Environmentally Friendly Garden 2019  

Best Baskets Or Tubs

1st - M.Culff, Southend-on-Sea

2nd - C.Sealy, Southend-on-Sea

3rd - M.Brazier, Southend-on-Sea

Best Baskets Or Tubs 2019

Estuary in Bloom Rules

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 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.
All entrants are bound by these terms and conditions. The contact details provided will be used to update our records as necessary.