Deadline date for Bloom’s gardens competition

IF you are proud of your garden, then Todmorden In Bloom hopes you will enter 2011’s garden of the year competition.

This year there are a range of categories to choose from and you have until Saturday, July 16, to get your entry in.

The categories are: large garden (measuring in excess of ten feet by 15 feet); small garden (measuring less than 10 feet by 15 feet); containers; vegetable patch (any size); alternative garden (any size); and community garden.

Include your name and full address, contact telephone number or email address and tick which section you wish to enter - extra entry forms can be obtained from Todmorden Information Centre, Burnley Road.

All entries must be handed in to Todmorden Information Centre or posted to M. Sutcliffe, Horsfall Farm, Horsfall Street, Todmorden, Lancs., OL14 8SR, on or before Saturday, July 16.

Judging itself will take place between July 21 and August 8.

This year, Todmorden In Bloom is delighted that the competition has been sponsored by Todmorden Town Council.

For more details, or to find out more about the competition or the work of Todmorden In Bloom volunteers, contact 01706 817492 or log on to

Winners can look forward to a presentation evening later this year.

So if you are a keen gardener - why not have a go?

l TODMORDEN in Bloom is reminding people to submit their photos for its Christmas card competition.

Entries should be handed in at Todmorden Information Centre before the closing date of Thursday, June 30.

Chairwoman Jean Butterworth encouraged people to send in photos of the favourite bit of their garden, favourite local scene or whatever they think will make a nice picture for a card.

The cards will be sold to raise funds for the Bloom group’s work next year. For more information, call 01706 817492.