Mumbles Buzz and Bloom Gardening Contest

We are excited to launch the new Mumbles Buzz and Bloom gardening contest!

Could your garden win…

Enter now to win a £30 Cash Hardware Voucher and be in with a chance of being the overall Mumbles Buzz and Bloom 2024 winner!

This contest shares the spirit of the Mumbles in Bloom contests from previous years, with a particular focus on gardening to support pollinators and other wildlife. As well as recognising exceptional gardens in Mumbles and encouraging more residents to take to the trowel and gain confidence in gardening, we want to create space for nature in our community.

Here are the categories that you can enter:

  • Best business garden.
  • Best ornamental garden.
  • Best wildlife garden.
  • Best school garden.
  • Best “grow your own food” garden. (Allotments accepted)
  • Best community garden project.

All entries are welcome, from window boxes to orchards. Whilst each category will have its own judging criterion, all gardens will be recognised for any effort made to support nature in their design.

Some ways you can make your garden more environmentally friendly include:

  • Using peat-free compost.
  • Using alternatives to chemical pesticides (such as companion planting)
  • Incorporating a pond or bird bath into your garden.
  • Recycling rainwater for use in your garden.
  • Planting pollinator friendly plants.
  • Repurposing materials for creative use in your garden.
  • Leaving piles of dead wood for invertebrates.

For native, and pollinator plant advice you may find the following documents useful.

Bee Friendly Scheme | Pollinating Plants

Documents above provided by:

  • One Voice Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • If your garden or gardening project falls under any of these categories, get planning your entry now for a chance to become the Mumbles Buzz and Bloom winner of 2024.

    For inquiries about the contest, reach out to our Environmental and Sustainability Engagement Officer at

    Applications open on 1st May 2024. Simply submit a video or series of photographs of your garden with a written explanation of your planting, garden features, and how you are supporting nature. This should be submitted via the below survey link no earlier than 1st May. Applications close 1st August 2024.

Mark your calendars for an awards ceremony in September 2024, where we will announce the winners of each category (details to come)

Thursday 1st August 2024
10.00am - 9.00am