Go green for the Queen! Royal theme for this year’s Redbridge in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 14:14 21 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:03 21 April 2016

The Queen in Newham to visit the Lister Community School

The Queen in Newham to visit the Lister Community School


We’ve all heard about the nationwide campaign to Clean for the Queen, but now it’s time to go green for the Queen with this year’s Redbridge in Bloom.

This year, the gardening competition will be encouraging green-fingered residents to create a garden fit for Her Majesty, who is celebrating her 90th birthday today.

In an announcement on its website, Redbridge Council said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 21 years of Redbridge in Bloom this year and to mark the occasion we thought that we would share our special birthday with The Queen, who will be 90 in April.

“If you think that you could rise to the challenge and help to brighten up your road, we want to hear from you.”

The garden must be a space that is clearly visible from the road, but this could be a balcony garden or a paved front garden made beautiful through the use of pots and hanging baskets.

If your street is throwing a street party for The Queen’s official 90th birthday celebrations in June, you could get together with your neighbours and encourage them to enter too.

Residents can also put forward neighbours’ gardens, and the council will contact the householder inviting them to enter.

Entry is free and the competition is keen to attract entries from gardeners of all levels and experience.

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