Haywards Heath virtual lockdown gardens competition

The Haywards Heath In Bloom committee has launched a virtual lockdown gardens competition.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:03 pm

The new competition is looking to reward the skills and efforts of residents who have transformed their outdoor space, learned new skills or fallen back in love with nature during lockdown.

Up to three photos should be submitted by Wednesday, August 25, and will be used in a display on the town council website and its Facebook page.

Winners will announced and notified in September.

A lily-flowered variety. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (7)

Councillor Sandy Ellis, chairman, said: “I am delighted and honoured to be returning to the chairmanship of Haywards Heath In Bloom.

“I have seen how popular gardening has become in our towns and villages.

“I do so hope everyone will support this wonderful virtual gardening initiative and I would love to share photos of the improvements made by our many keen gardeners and allotment holders.

“It’s been recognised that green space is good for our health and wellbeing, it’s also giving our environment a boost by helping nature to provide shelter and food for our wildlife.

“Please join our virtual lockdown gardens competition and share your gardens with our community.”

Residents wanting to take part should notify Brenda Gulliver at Haywards Heath Town Council by the end of July on 01444 455694 or by email at [email protected]

Those unable to send photos can contact Brenda by phone or email and help will be provided.