Mid and East Antrim In Bloom

Mid and East Antrim In Bloom

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We encourage everyone who lives in the Borough to think about their local environment and how flowers, plants and gardens can enhance it for people and wildlife.

By actively supporting our ‘In Bloom’ campaign and competitions residents will not only make their garden, school or business more attractive but also assist our entry to the Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition and the Britain in Bloom Competition.

Mid and East Antrim in Bloom Community Awards 2023



Runner Up

Best Kept Front Garden

Marvin Miles and Rob Harrison, Islandmagee

Chris Hamill, Whitehead

Best Kept Front Container Garden

Philomena Corey, Carrickfergus

Roma Pherson, Carrickfergus

Best Kept Community Planting Scheme

Charles Shiels Community,


Glenarm In Bloom

Best Kept Allotment Garden

Alan Rice, Larne Town Park Allotments

Sharon Thoburn, Eden Allotment Gardens

Best Kept Commercial Premises

Galgorm Care Home, Ballymena

McMasters Butchers, Whitehead

Gardening for Wildlife Award

Dawn Aston, Larne

Island Community Garden Islandmagee

Tallest Sunflower Competition

Isla Kirkpatrick, Larne

Harrison Corsby, Ballymena

Blooming Creative

Fraser Kirkpatrick, Larne

Hayley Wilson, Carrickfergus

Best School Gardening Project

Linn Primary School, Larne

Dunclug College, Ballymena

Volunteer of the Year

Madeline Weir, Broughshane


Outstanding Contribution to In Bloom

Katie Branagh, Carrickfergus


Enter our Community Competitions

For details of the rules and categories of our Community Competitions please visit our Community Competitions page.

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