Nominate Lambeth’s Greatest Gardens – Blooming Lambeth Awards 2023

12 June 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council and Incredible Edible Lambeth join forces again for the Blooming Lambeth Awards, to celebrate the gardens and gardeners who make Lambeth a better place.

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Nominate Lambeth’s Greatest Gardens – Blooming Lambeth Awards 2023

Please support and celebrate the community gardens and gardeners in Lambeth – nominate someone or somewhere that you think deserves recognition for a Blooming Lambeth Award.

It’s a chance for every grower in the borough to win a cash/ voucher prize and be recognised for their contribution to making Lambeth a better place to live.

Eight awards categories

You can nominate a garden or gardener – including yourself (but not for a category that you won last year) in one of eight categories:

  1. Ivor Picardo award for the most productive vegetable garden

    seedlings growing in Myatts Fields Greenhouses

    Myatt’s Fields Greenhouses

  2. Most enthusiastic gardener under 18
  3. Best volunteer for a community growing space
  4. Best resident-led estate garden
  5. Garden in bloom, public facing
  6. Best space for encouraging wildlife (supported by Lambeth Bee Roads.)
  7. Most imaginative greening of a small space

Prize gardens

  • Prize values are: £150, £100, £75, £50 & £25
  • Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) shortlist and judge categories 1, 4, 5 and 6 from visits photographing nominated gardens in the first two weeks of July.
  • Categories 2,3,7 and 8 will be the People’s Choice, and voting will open in the summer.
  • Deadline for entries has been extended to SUNDAY 9 July

Prizes and prizegiving

Non-profit organisation Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) and Lambeth Council join forces each year to organise and host the awards. This collaboration aims to recognise and celebrate the individuals, groups, and communities who have made significant contributions to the betterment of Lambeth. Through these awards, Lambeth Council and IEL hope to encourage and inspire others to take action and create positive change in their respective communities.

The award ceremony will take place in October.

More information

If you have any questions about what gardens you can nominate and how to send in your entry: