2016 Christmas Window Competition Launched

Each year Oakham’s shops and businesses are invited to dress their windows for Christmas for Oakham In Bloom’s Best Christmas Window Display Competition.

The winner will be presented with the trophy inscribed with their name, which is held for one year, with two runners-up receiving commemorative rosettes.

New for this year – judging will be by public vote!  You can vote online or by pick up a voting form from any of the entrants and posting it in the special box at the Melton Building Society on the High Street.  To help you vote, photos of each entry will be published on our Facebook page.

With over 30 entries already this year, the town will look amazing!

For more information about how to enter and the entrants so far, please visit our Christmas Window Competition page.

Oakham Awarded Silver Gilt

We are delighted to announce that Oakham was awarded Silver Gilt in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition!

A huge thank you to everyone in town, especially our dedicated volunteers who spend many, many hours all year round to keep our town looking fabulous!

Judge Simon Lucas awarded more points than last year (also Silver Gilt) and gave us some very valuable feedback – we’re excited to start putting his recommendations into action for next year’s competition.

Oakham In Bloom Local Award Winners 2015

Hot on the heels of the town’s Silver Gilt award in the East Midlands In Bloom competition, Oakham In Bloom presented local awards to local residents and businesses at their AGM the evening.

The results for the 2015 awards are:

Best Front Garden
1st Joyce Lucas
2nd Mick Young
3rd Margaret Broughton

Best Secret Garden
1st Charlie Underwood
2nd Robert Strouts
3rd Alison Greaves

Best Business Premises
1st The Maltings led by Laura and Andy Cross of Dean’s Street Photography
2nd Lands End Europe Ltd
3rd The Old Wisteria Hotel

Best Licensed Premises
1st The Wheatsheaf
2nd The Lord Nelson
3rd The Whipper-In

Best Floral Display on Judging route
Mick Young

Chairman’s Award
Jackie Sellwood

Oakham Awarded Silver Gilt

Oakham has been awarded Silver Gilt by East Midlands In Bloom at today’s awards ceremony.

Oakham In Bloom Chairman, Chris Morten, said: “We are thrilled to receive a Silver Gilt Award. It is wonderful to receive such recognition of all the effort and achievements of volunteers, residents and businesses to make Oakham look so good all year round.”

The Oakham In Bloom volunteers were also recognised for their sustained contribution with a special award from the judges.

“I was so proud to accept the special award on behalf of all our dedicated volunteers who work so hard on so many projects,” Chris added.

This year’s East Midlands In Bloom ceremony was hosted by Uppingham In Bloom and held at Rutland Water Golf Course.

Nominate Oakham’s Best Gardens

Our local gardening awards are back this year! It’s time to nominate your favourite residential and business floral displays in Oakham…

Send your nominations to info@oakhaminbloom.org.uk, call Angie Humphreys on 01572 756120 or complete our nomination form, for the following categories:
– Best Front Garden (Residential)
– Best Secret Garden (Residential rear garden)
– Best Business Premises
– Best Licensed Premises

There will also be ‘Best Floral Display on the Judging Route’ and a Chairman’s Award for an Individual’s Contribution to Oakham In Bloom.

Judging will take place in the first two weeks of August, so please spread the word and get those nominations rolling in!

Winners will be announced and the prizes presented at our AGM in September.

Local Garden Competitions 2015