Download the Spring competition
Our Competitions are open FREE to all Burgess Hill Residents. BHIB holds 3 main Competitions annually: Spring Competition, Summer Competition, Christmas Garden Lights Competition. We also give out free Sunflower seeds (supplied by Southdown Nurseries) every March to the children of Burgess Hill, for judging in August. Winners get Shields, Trophies, certificates, and other prizes, and a £5.00 Garden Voucher on entry to the Spring and Summer Competitions.
We hold an annual Burgess Hill Garden Safari, when lots of lovely and interesting gardens open around the town. Entry is £5.00 per person (to visit every garden), Children FREE. All profits go to St. Peters and St, James Hospice, with a raffle being held for Mid Downs Hospital Radio at the Princess Royal. We have held this for 20 years.
Our past projects have included an annual ‘Bag of Bulbs’, given out in September for Spring flowering, these go-to Nursing Homes, community gardens, etc. around the town. This year we gave out 20 Captain Tom roses, £2.50 of the price went to the Captain Tom Foundation to help the NHS. BHIB holds an annual QUIZ at the Cherry Tree Age UK, for their Christmas Dinner Fund, 2 Prize giving presentation events and a couple of social events every year.
Burgess Hill has a new winner of Burgess Hill in Bloom’s 2022 Spring Garden Competition. The Judges had 10 gardens to judge on the only rainy day of the week, balancing notes, cameras and umbrellas, they enjoyed the task as they always do.
Having looked at all the marks and comments, they have decided that the overall winner of the Non-Household 2022 Spring Garden Competition is Jenny Harris of Tanglewood Lane, off Royal George Road. The judges all mentioned the wow-factor of her imaginative, up-cycled side garden of giant tyre planting and hand-painted stones and pebbles in a beautiful, striking design. Her planting was good quality and her Magnolia tree with under planting was spectacular in the front garden. Perfect viewing for all the families and children using the lane.
Heather Moore of Orchard Way was prettily neat and tidy, Daniel Saunders of Field Cottages, Mill Road showed imagination and colour in his split-level garden. Sue Goodsall’s back garden was it’s usual high quality with lots of planting interest. Sue Price of St. Peter’s Road showed off her large, ‘secret’ garden with something for everyone. The judges enjoyed Helen Robertson’s woodland type garden in Orchard Road.
Colourful and scented tubs and planters were on display at Theresa Welch’s (Western Road), Paul Barnett’s (Station Road) and Sarah D’Allenger-Bradshaw’s (Crescent Road). Lots of blossom trees around the town, including Jenny Blake on Orchard Road and gardens in Station Road also helped show how talented and hard- working Burgess Hill gardeners have been this year after the COVID break. Sadly there was no Non-Household entry this year, but thank you to all the gardeners around Burgess Hill who entered their beautiful gardens.
Jenny Harris will be presented with her Winner’s shield at the BHIB Presentation Party in the Constitutional Club, Cyprus Road on April 30th. All Burgess Hill Gardeners are welcome to join us for this fun evening, which includes a Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper and entertainment @ £12.00 per head. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01444 244617 for tickets.