Green-fingered residents are being invited to get busy in their gardens for this year’s Chesterfield in Bloom competition.
The gardening contest is always very popular in the town and attracts entries from residents, schools and businesses.
A total of 14 awards are handed out at the end of the year in a selection of different categories, including best front garden, best back garden, best allotment, best container and best hanging basket.
This year there is also a special category to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Residents of all ages are being asked to submit their design for a flowerbed and the winning design will be made in the Queen’s Park in the summer. There will also be a cheque for £200 for the winner.
The Chesterfield in Bloom competition is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Cllr Chris Ludlow, executive member for the environment at the council, said: “The in bloom competition is always very popular and hotly contested so we’re looking forward to seeing some great gardens this year.
“We’re particularly looking forward to seeing some terrific designs for the Diamond Jubilee flowerbed at Queen’s Park and will be showing this off to the East Midlands in Bloom judges when they inspect the town in July.”
David Seton, chief executive at Ringwood Hall Hotel, said: “Chesterfield in Bloom is a great competition because it rewards and encourages people to make improvements to our local environment.
“We’re delighted to be the main sponsor again in 2012 and wish all the entrants the best of luck.”