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Horley’s going for Gold!

If you are green-fingered and proud, or fancy yourself as a budding photographer, then your town needs you!

This month marks the start of the twenty-second annual ‘Horley in Bloom’ competition when the town becomes an array of colour as it bursts into life with fabulous flowers and fauna.

It’s that time of year when residents, community groups, local schools, commercial properties, pubs and allotments all get growing, pruning and perfecting their flowers, in the hope that they’ll win a prestigious In Bloom award at the ceremony this summer.

Categories for this year’s competition, which will be judged in July, include Residential Front Garden, Residential Back Garden, Residential Flat, Community, Schools, Hanging Basket / Planter, Allotments, Public Houses and Commercial (includes guesthouses).

The Town Council, who organise the event, welcome anyone to take part, so dig out your gardening gloves and get gardening!

Last year’s winners include County Care’s Community Skills Project (a community garden developed on a piece of land, given by Horley Football Club), Horley and District Constitutional Club, The Kings Head and Manorfield School.

If photography is more your thing, then you will be interested to know that the Horley in Bloom Photographic competition is back by popular demand. Snap-happy photographers from Horley and beyond, will battle it out to take the best photographs of the town in its floral glory.

The winning shots will be awarded a cash prize. Entrants do not need to be from Horley, but it is a must that photos submitted are taken in the town!
With Horley looking so fantastic, the Town Council are pleased to announce that they have entered the town centre and the Recreation Ground into the South and South East in Bloom competition this year.

This will be judged in mid-July and will hopefully see the town keep a-hold of its Silver Gilts or (fingers crossed) be awarded a Gold!

If you would like to take part in Horley in Bloom or the photographic competition, visit Horley Town Council’s website: to apply. Good luck!

[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”800″] Five Fast Growing Flowers
Want to get growing your very own blooms, in time for the completion judging in early July?
Here’s five flowers to start planting, pronto:

  1. Sunflowers
  2. Sweet Peas
  3. Nigella (Love in A Mist)
  4. Nasturtium
  5. Marigold[/box]
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