Stratford in Bloom Annual Competition Awards 2023

Stratford in Bloom’s Annual Competition Award giving evening was held at the Town Hall on Thursday 21 st September.

Chair of Stratford in Bloom, Cohl Warren-Howles hosted the event with the Mayor Cllr Kate Rolfe presenting the winning awards.

There was a warm welcome to all the winners of the best front gardens, school environmental projects, Business displays including best B&B/Guest Houses, Hospitality and Town Retail, Wildlife Friendly gardens and Community gardens.

Glasses clinked and the beautiful sound of piano music played by Peter Summers filled the Ballroom of the Town Hall.

A short environmental talk was given by Judith Conroy, a Stratford in Bloom Committee member and Researcher at Coventry University.

Please click here for competition winner list

Stratford in Bloom's 2024 Competitions

Spring is in the air and once again Stratford in Bloom invite you to take part in our annual competition.

There is no need to enter, our judges will be out and about looking for the most bright and beautiful front gardens, community gardens, business displays and schools' innovative environmental ideas.

We will be looking for kaleidoscopes of colour, wildlife friendly and best use of space.

This year's theme is bright, beautiful and kaleidoscopes of colour!


Front Garden Competition

The Town Councillors will be touring their wards noting the most vivid splashes of colour, taking photos and choosing those with most impact. We are looking for good use of space with that WOW factor.

Judging takes place between 7th - 21st July.

School's Competition

'Be kind to the environment'

This year we are asking schools to be inventive and re-use and recycle as much as they can.

Create a kaleidoscope of colour and give new life to old materials, use empty containers, give tired plants a new lease of life, use whatever you have to create a vibrant display. Use your imagination and creativity!

Judging will happen at the beginning of July and the winners will be announced shortly after. Hopefully everyone will enjoy following the brief.


We hope that businesses will take part with baskets, troughs and window boxes with a riot of
colour! Whether you are a shop, B&B, Public House, Tea room or Cafe, we would love to see our town a kaleidoscope of colour!

Judging takes place at the beginning of July.

All winners across the categories will receive a winners plaque.