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Belfast in Bloom

It's that time of the year to make Belfast a city of flowers again.

All you need is a garden, window sill or front door. Cheer up forgotten flower beds, arrange a simple window box, or take part in a larger regeneration project. 

2018 is blossoming into an exciting year for Belfast, especially as we are also hosting Britain in Bloom in October and we want to create a warm and friendly welcome to everyone who works, lives and visits here.

By taking part in our Belfast in Bloom campaign, you are also increasing our city's chances to be chosen for the Britain in Bloom competition.


Our Belfast in Bloom competition is open to individuals, groups, schools and commercial premises. Last year we added best kept school garden with four individual categories awarded for schools in the north, south, east and west of the city.  Due to its success we will continue this category again this year.

The closing date for entries to the schools category is 15 June 2018.
The closing date for all other categories is 20 July 2018.

Judging will take place during August 2018 and an awards ceremony will be held in October 2018.

Come along to our workshops

We are holding a number of  workshops in each area of the city to help support you to make Belfast bloom. Come along and bring your own favourite hanging basket, container or pot. We will help you plant up either one hanging basket, container or pot and you can take it home again along with plenty of blooming ideas.

We provide the plants and compost as well as lots of advice and support to help you on your way.

Each workshop is limited to 50 people.

Workshop location Date Venue Time
West Belfast Saturday 12 May 2018  Grosvenor Community Garden 10am - 2pm
North Belfast Wednesday 16 May 2018 Grove Community Garden 10am - 2pm
South Belfast Wednesday 23 May 2018 Donegall Pass Community Garden 6pm - 8pm
East Belfast Saturday 2 June 2018 Avoniel Community Garden  11am - 1pm

How to enter

If you are unable to enter online you can download a copy of our entry form.

Please read our competition terms and conditions before submitting your entry.

Belfast in Bloom gallery

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Belfast in Bloom
Contact us
City & Neighbourhood Services
028 9032 0202 Extension: 3400