Stratford-upon-Avon in bloom

Annual Local Competition

Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon

The Community Award, Rear Gardens and Bee & Insect Friendly Gardens are the only categories that require a completed Entry Form.

All categories are judged by our Committee Members between 17th July - 31th July 2017.

The categories are:

  • Nursery Schools;
  • Primary Schools
  • Community Award  
  • Allotments
  • B&Bs and Guest Houses 
  • The Best Street in Town  
  • The Best Business in Town
  • Rear Gardens
  • Front Gardens: traditional (Individual Wards)
  • Front Gardens: patio/narrow borders/hanging baskets (Individual Wards)
  • Front Gardens Overall Winner
  • Bee & Insect Friendly
  • Chairman's Trophy

The Stratford in Bloom Committee invites everyone who resides and works within the boundary of the Stratford-upon-Avon town to join our Local Competition.

1st Place - Engraved Trophy, certificate & £50 Blenheim Nursery voucher 

2nd Place - Certificate & £25 Blenheim Nursery voucher

Highly Commended - Certificate & £10 Blenheim Nursery Voucher

The evening is generously supported and sponsored by:

Blenheim Nursey

Individual Awards are sponsored by:

The Rosconn Group

Blooming Marvellous Events

Murphy Salisbury

The Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

Johnson Coaches

Blenheim Nursey

Friends of the Earth


This year our chosen colours are:


Entry forms can be obtained at the Town Hall from the Secretary:

Mirriam Dow
01789 417852

OR please fill out the form below to register.

Entry Form

I would like to enter:
These categories must be within the Stratford-upon-Avon town boundary.

Competition Winners 2016

Nursery Schools

Religious Grounds

1st - Caring Kindergartens
2nd - Freshfields Nursery
3rd - Footsteps Nursey

1st - St Andrew's Church, Shottery
2nd - Commmonwelath War Graves
3rd - Methodist Church 

Primary Schools


1st - Bridgetown Cof E Primary School    
2nd  - Alveston C of E Primary School
Highly Commended - St Gregory's Catholic Primary

1st - Cordelia
2nd - Music Matters
3rd - Edingburgh Woollen Mill, Bridge St

Community Awards Shopping Precints

1st - St Joseph Homestead Trust
2nd - Guild Cottages
3rd - Mary Newlands Almshouses
Highly Commended - Avonmeadow Residents
Highly Commended - John Roberts Almshouse

1st - Red Lion Court
2nd - Shrieves Walk


1st Shottery Allotments (Town Trust)
2nd - Alveston & Tiddington Allotments & Gardens Association
B&Bs & Guest Houses Tourist Attractions

1st - Woodstock
2nd - The Hollies
3rd - Ambleside 
Highly Commended - Twelth Night

1st - Shakespeare's Birthplace (SBT)
2nd (Joint) - Halls Croft (SBT)
2nd (Joint) - Anne Hathaways's Cottage (SBT)
Highly Commended - The Butterfly Farm

Local Businesses Bee Friendly Winner

1st - H.L. Barnes, Solicitors
2nd - A.E. Bennett & Sons, Funeral Directors
3rd - Mark Felller, Dentist

1st - St Joseph's Homestead
2nd - Janes & Pat Ward
Highly Commended - Methodist Church

Hotels Rear Gardens

1st - The Arden Hotel
2nd - The Limes 
3rd - The White Swan
Highly Commended - The Shakespeare

1st - James & Pat Ward
2nd - Heather Bridgewater
3rd - Ken & Linda Wheeler
Highly Commended - Sandra Vale

National Businesses

1st - Orbit Housing 

Public Houses

1st - Keys & Kitchen
2nd - The Rose & Crown
3rd - The Golden Bee
Highly Commended - The Old Thatch Tavern

Public Buildings

1st - Elizabeth House (SDC)
2nd - Stratford Railway Station (London Midland)

Front Gardens Ward Winners

Avenue - Stephen & Josephine Pryor
Bishopton - Roma & Keith Foster
Bridgetown - David & Monica Miller
Clopton - Ros & John Wilkinson
Guildhall - Ian Matthews
Hathaway - Joyce & Patrick Johnson
Shottery - Licia & Thomas Chan
Tiddington - Brian Lythall
Welcombe - Sylvia & Peter Ariss

Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Front Gardens - Overall Winners

1st - Hathaway Tea Rooms
2nd (Joint) - Hobsons
2nd (Joint) - Costa Coffee


1st - Roma & Keith Foster
2nd - Brian Lythall
3rd (Joint) - Mick Crutchley
3rd (Joint) - Sylivai & Peter Ariss

Chairman's Trophy

Winner - Evesham Road Residents, Sandpiper Developments, 
Shell UK & Warwickshire County Council