Just five days left to enter Spalding’s best front garden competition

CONTENDER: Our latest entry is from Gordon Bradshaw, of 10 Mansell Close, Spalding.
CONTENDER: Our latest entry is from Gordon Bradshaw, of 10 Mansell Close, Spalding.

Wednesday is the deadline for Spalding residents to enter our competition to find the town’s best front garden.

For the third year running this great competition is being run by the Spalding In Bloom committee in conjunction with the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press.

And the contest is being sponsored by Birchgrove Garden Centre in Pinchbeck, which is putting up prizes of £50, £25 and £10 for the three best entrants.

The competition is easy to enter – just fill in the form on this page and send it with a picture of your front garden to the address shown.

Or email us your picture to jeremy.ransome@jpress.co.uk and include all the details asked for on the form – your name, address and telephone number.

Entries must be with us by Wednesday, July 15. The competition is open to Spalding residents only.

The winner of the 2014 competition was Clare Willson, of Park Road.

This year she will take part in The Frank Constable Best Front Garden Competition, organised by the East Midlands in Bloom Committee and her garden will be judged by the East Midlands in Bloom judges during their visit to Spalding on July 14.

The rules are simple – the garden must be at the front of the house and visible from the path. It should be possible for judges to access the garden.

The garden MUST be in Spalding.

All entries must be on an entry form or email and be accompanied by a photograph.

Judges will be visiting all the entries between July 20 and July 27.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, August 6.

The winner will receive the Spalding in Bloom Best Front Garden trophy.

Presentation of the trophy and prize vouchers will be at Birchgrove Garden Centre on Saturday, September 5.

One of our entries, from Gordon Bradshaw, of 10 Mansell Close, is pictured above.