City in Bloom - Clean and green for seventeen

City in Bloom is the annual celebration of the amazing green spaces in the Square Mile from hanging baskets to courtyard gardens, from green roofs to balcony planters, from allotments in a bag to roof top kitchen gardens. It is organised by Friends of City Gardens on behalf of the City of London, City Gardens team.

In 2017 we are giving City in Bloom a new twist and asking entrants to enter the Clean and green for seventeen Air Quality Challenge. We want entrants to design and install a street level planting that will raise awareness of air quality and help green our grey streets. The Challenge was launched on 11 January 2017 and entrants have until 31 March to get in touch and register an interest and until 1st June to build their display. All entries will be photographed and entrants will be presented with a photo-book of all the entries.

City in Bloom brings together the wide community of gardeners in the City - residents, businesses, institutions and community groups. We celebrate and promote biodiversity, horticultural expertise, excellence of design and careful maintenance. We reward best practice, community and staff involvement and access.

Look out for our signature yellow wheelbarrows in gardens across the City - and the odd one or two blue barrows for our Air Quality Challenge!

Visit the City in Bloom website for more information and to register your interest