Lyn in Bloom Competition

2020 is proving to be a difficult and challenging year for everyone. It seems likely that we won’t have any floral displays around Lynton & Lynmouth this year. But that’s not going to stop us launching this year’s Lyn in Bloom competition.

Last year’s competition was a great success with some wonderful floral creations – it was a joy to see.  We can’t wait to see what you create for this year’s competition.

The Competition

Everyone shortlisted will receive Lyn in Bloom certificates and the winners will receive stylish trophies for their winning category.

You can enter any one of the following categories;

1. Best Hanging Basket

Show off your front door with a vibrant or subtle hanging creation.

2. Best Container

Highlight areas of your garden or doorstep with a splash of floral colour.

3. Best Overall Frontage

Make the front of your property really pop with a huge explosion of plants and colour.

4. Most Unusual Creation

This is a new category to demonstrate your creativity during a time of austerity and lockdown.  Your containers or hanging baskets would be made from unusual or upcycled items.  They would be filled with non-traditional or unexpected, rescued or salvaged plants.

5. Public Vote on Facebook

Show off your hard work with the rest of the Lyn Valley community and let them be the judge!

The main competition entries will be judged by independent gardeners from the North Devon region.  

How to Enter

Simply supply your name, address and photos by: 

All submissions will be reviewed by the judges during a secret inspection during August.  As part of your submission, you are agreeing for the judges to enter your outside property for a close-up inspection of your submission.

PLEASE make sure your display is at the front of your property and easily accessible.  The judges will not visit the back or side of your property.

The closing submission date is 1st August and the winners will be announced on 1st September in the Lyn Valley News and Lyn in Bloom Facebook pages.  Results will also be published in the printed issue of the Lyn Valley News in October.

Judging will be based on the following criteria;