Blooming Lambeth – voting open now for favourite gardens and gardeners

3 August 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

Arts, culture and events - Environment

£4,000 worth of prizes in the annual Blooming Lambeth Awards depend on the public vote for best fruit and veg garden, best school garden, best garden volunteer and best community garden

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Blooming Lambeth – voting open now for favourite gardens and gardeners

Lambeth is growing into a greener, healthier, more biodiverse borough through people coming together to transform spaces big and small – from community gardens on estates to schools and doctors’ surgeries.

Transforming Lambeth

 For six years now, the Blooming Lambeth Awards has celebrated individuals and groups transforming Lambeth through sowing seeds, growing food, and planting for pollinators. Incredible Edible Lambeth is a dynamic network that supports and connects these different growing projects, and nominations are open now for the 2022 Blooming Lambeth Awards.

Votes, judging and prizes

Blooming Lambeth public vote flyer

Blooming Lambeth public vote flyer

£4,000 worth of prizes will be won by this year’s winners and highly commended. Eight prize categories reflect the diversity of Lambeth’s growers. Four categories are judged by a panel of expert gardeners, four are open for your votes:

  • Ivor Picardo Award for abundant growing of edibles (vegetables and fruit)
  • Best School Garden
  • Best volunteer for a community growing space
  • Best resident-led community garden

Join the fun

Incredible Edible Lambeth say: “Show your appreciation for Lambeth’s gardeners and vote for your favourite school garden, community growing space, garden volunteer or abundant edibles. Looking at each category will surely bring a smile to your face, so join the fun and get voting.”

Voting Details

  • Voting online closes Midnight Sunday 28th August
  • one vote per person for a winner and highly commended per category.
  • See the nominations, choose your favourite, and get your votes in (from now until the end of August) online. Winners will be announced at the Blooming Lambeth Awards ceremony in the Autumn.

 More information

  • The Blooming Lambeth Awards 2022 are brought to you by Incredible Edible Lambeth and sponsored by Lambeth Council, T Brown Group, and OpenView.
  • The four categories judged by a panel of garden specialists are:
    • Most enthusiastic young gardener – at home or in a school
    • Best garden in bloom
    • Best space for encouraging wildlife
    • Most imaginative use of greening a small space
  • See last year’s winners