Cliftonville in Bloom returns and children’s colouring competition winners announced

Cliftonville in Bloom

Popular gardening competition Cliftonville in Bloom is set to return this summer as green-fingered neighbours seek to showcase their verdant vistas  – all from the safety of their homes.

Organised by community group Gordon Road Area Street Scheme (GRASS) the competition is open to businesses, individuals and community groups. Last year’s crop of entries produced an imaginative and creative scene for all to enjoy.

Entry to the competition is free, with categories for both experienced and novice gardeners, and a category for creative artistic entries.

Stephen Darrer, GRASS committee secretary, said: “We want to encourage residents and businesses to get involved and make Cliftonville a brighter, cleaner and greener place in which to live, work, and do business. During lockdown we have seen keen residents out-and-about getting their gardens ready for this year’s competition.”
Cliftonville West residents can enter online at the GRASS Cliftonville website
Entries will be accepted until Friday, June 19, judging will taking place on Thursday, July 9 and winners will be announced on Sunday, July 12.
For more information visit, or follow @CT9inBloom on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Colouring Competition

The group also recently announced the winners of a Thanet-wide children’s colouring competition.
The GRASS website received more than 1000 downloads of a coastline template which was created by local designer, Michael Goodson.
Get colouring

Stephen said: “Children across Thanet were invited to take part and we received lots of colourful and creative entries- with the closure of schools, and parents working from home GRASS Cliftonville aimed to create something fun for the children to do.

“Our judging panel were blown away by the talent of the young artists, as there was so much thought and effort that went into each individual entry. Thank you to all the artists and their parents/guardians for taking the time to submit the colouring pages.”

Winners received an art goody bag and will have their artwork professionally framed by Lovely’s art shop in Cliftonville.

You can view the children’s artwork at the GRASS noticeboard in Gordon Road, CT9 2DN.


Under 5s winner is Vincent, age 4 1/2


6 to 9s winner is Cotty, age 6


10 to 12s winner is Sophie, age 12


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