Entry Form and Bath in Bloom Judging Criteria

The Bath in Bloom Competition is open to all residents, businesses, institutions or community groups within the boundary of Bath & North East Somerset.

Bath in Bloom is a competition which encourages floral displays and raises awareness of environmentally friendly gardening in Bath and Northeast Somerset.

How to Enter - 2022 Competition

  • Entry to the competition is free, using the Bath in Bloom competition entry form which contains category details.
  • You can either submit your entry using the online form below, or can download the entry form: Bath in Bloom Competition Entry Form and post or email it back to us
  • Each entrant/household may only enter one category.
  • We would encourage you to increase the use of peat free compost in your entry.


To enter this year's Bath in Bloom 2022 competition, please fill out the form below.

If you would like to print the form, download it here.

Email form to: bathinbloomcompetition@gmail.com
Or post to: Mrs Jane Hill, 100 Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath. BA2 5QQ
Or complete our online entry form below

Entries should arrive no later than Friday 3rd June 2022. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.



Judging dates:
Saturday 18th June - Sunday 26th June 2022
Please note that the judges will contact you to arrange a time to visit.

Categories: one entry only per address. Please tick the relevant box below.

  1. Small garden up to 150 sq. m
  2. Medium garden 150-500 sq. m
  3. Large garden over 500 sq. m
  4. Containers and/or hanging baskets display – home planted
  5. Allotment or kitchen garden
  6. Business premises using container planting (e.g. Hotel, B&B, shop, office)
  7. Business premises with a garden
  8. Pub with floral display – containers or garden
  9. Horticultural achievement by a community group
  10. Patio or courtyard garden – private or business
  11. Schools


If you wish to have your information removed from our records please contact bathinbloom@gmail.com.

The competition will be run in accordance with government Covid19 guidelines in place at the time.

Queries about the Competition:

If you have any questions about the competition, please email bathinbloom@gmail.com

Category winners from the previous year will automatically go forward to one of the three winners' categories. These are; best Community Group winner, best Private winner and best Business winner. You will be contacted in order to verify that you still wish to be entered.

Judging Guidelines

We would encourage you to use peat free compost in your entry.

For the majority of categories the judges will be marking your entry on the following criteria:

  • Impact
  • Variety and the use of a range of plants
  • Colour Combinations
  • Originality and design
  • Condition, care and sustainability

Presentation of awards

The Roper theatre at Hayesfield school Upper Oldfield Park on September 9th at 7pm.


Bath in Bloom is Sponsored by: Rotork, Wessex Water, Bath Building Society, Cross Manufacturing, Mayden. The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath. Bath Aqua Glass. Minuteman press.

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