In Bloom Best Kept Commercial Premises Category Launched

Wednesday 5th July 2023

Ards and North Down Borough Council has launched this year’s Ards and North Down In Bloom Best Kept Commercial Premises category…

Mayor with Nicky Caughey in Comber

Last year's winner, Nicky Caughey from North Down House / TT Bistro in Comber, joined the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour, to launch the category and is encouraging other business owners in the Borough to get involved for the chance to be recognised.

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour, said:

“Our In Bloom competition encourages everyone in the Borough to think about their local environment and how flowers, plants and gardens can enhance it for people and protect our wildlife. This is a great opportunity to showcase the variety of gardening talent that we have and I look forward to seeing the entries from across Ards and North Down, from business owners and residents alike.”

Applications are welcome from all businesses and residents, and entry to the competition is free. There are multiple categories, providing an opportunity to nominate a neighbour’s garden or other local properties and businesses that deserve recognition.

Categories include:

- Best Kept Front Garden
- Gardening for Wildlife Award
- Volunteer of The Year
- Best Kept Commercial Premises
- Best Kept Community Planting Scheme.

Young People’s (entrants aged 16 and under) categories: 

- Best School Gardening Project
- Painting Competition
- Tallest Sunflower Competition
- Young Volunteer of The Year.

For more information, visit our In Bloom page.