Countdown is on for Harbour in Bloom Competition

There are just three weeks left for youth groups, play groups and schools, to submit their application to be in with the chance of winning a bespoke new garden space, or garden transformation, to bring life to untended areas.

Harbour in Bloom, in partnership with Belfast Harbour and The Conservation Volunteers, has extended the competition deadline, and will now close on July 10th at 5pm.

Schools, youth groups and play groups across the greater Belfast area are being urged to act fast to be in with the chance of winning a complete garden overhaul worth up to £2,000.

Applicants will be asked to produce a one-minute video clip describing their space and explaining why redevelopment would benefit their community.

Jenni Barkley Belfast Harbour’s Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager said:

“Working in partnership with our local community to enhance the environment is a key priority for us and we would encourage all community groups and schools in the area to take part. We worked with The Conservation Volunteers last year and delivered the very successful Harbour in Bloom project and are looking forward to working with them again seeing the winning gardens come to life.”

Helen Tomb, Operations Leader with The Conservation Volunteers said:

“We are a community volunteering charity which helps thousands of people each year to reclaim and conserve outdoor spaces, contributing to happier and healthier communities. We are delighted to be working with Belfast Harbour again to design and develop new community garden spaces and we look forward to reviewing the entries.”

The best entries will be selected by Belfast Harbour and The Conservation Volunteers, and announced mid-July. The winning spaces will be transformed between August and September by The Conservation Volunteers.

To enter simply upload your entry to your social media page using #harbourinbloom

Or send your entry via email to