Ready, steady, garden!

Updated: 13 June 2022 at 11:56am

Entries for this year's competition have now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't worry if you missed out - you can enter next year. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for the winnerss announcement.

Phoenix in Bloom – our annual gardening competition – is our way of celebrating and recognising residents who make an effort to create beautiful spaces in our community, regardless of size or experience. And this year, we gave away 100 free gardening kits to help even more residents to take on their green spaces and get gardening. We’ve created an extra prize category just for those who grabbed a free kit and started their gardening journey. 

There are £1,465 worth of prize vouchers to be won whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out. You can enter if you have a garden, balcony, window box or even a few pots. Whatever you enter, it doesn’t have to be show worthy, as long as it brings a bit of colour and greenery to our small corner of south east London. 

We’re also looking for the young gardener of the year. Residents under 16 can enter into their own category if they have helped do part or all of a garden or even a small pot or display. It's just about taking part and encouraging young people to find their green fingers. 

Entries will be judged by our expert panel of residents and a member from our Estates team in July. 

You can check out last year's competition winners here

Taking part is easy - all you have to do is fill out this quick online entry form. Entries close on Sunday 26 June. To enter by post, fill in this application form and post it to us. 

If your garden is a work in progress, we’d still love you to take part. Register on the form for the most improved garden for 2023 and make sure you take some 'before' pictures! 

Don’t forget to share photos of your entry on social media and make sure to tag us @phoenixtogether. Good luck everyone!