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The local gardening competition is organised by our Herne Bay in Bloom Committee with assistance from the council in producing promotional matter and the Street Scene Team in identifying suitable gardens and containers for entry. This year the committee have worked very hard to secure the sponsorship of local businesses for each class of competition. Judging takes place towards the end of June, and prizes are awarded at an awards ceremony in early July.

In addition they have ordered special trophies which can be kept for the first prize winner in each class as a permanent memento of their achievement. Judges are drawn from the Herne Bay Allotments Association, Herne Horticultural and Rose Society, and ex horticultural professionals. Extending the planter theme, the Town Centre Partnership provide potato containers to interested businesses for sponsorship. The best container will be eligible for a prize.

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