The City Council as announced that the Aberdeen in Bloom Annual Garden Competition cannot go ahead this year. A great pity, but no surprise.
Instead, the Council is holding a photo competition and exhibition to celebrate our gardens, green spaces and allotments. Lorna for the Council has been in touch with the details. Here they are.
Celebrate Aberdeen In Bloom 2020
It is time to Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom and we are looking for photos from you to help show the beauty, diversity and wildlife in Aberdeen’s gardens.
Instead of the annual garden competition, which is cancelled due to coronavirus, we ask that you send in photographs showing your work in six themes – make or design a scarecrow, garden wildlife, favourite viewpoint, splash of colour, home-grown dish, and proud of my planting.
Any resident of Aberdeen can take part so encourage your friends and family to take part – there is no age restriction for submitting photographs.
The intent is that the photos would be used in an exhibition later in the year, when Government restrictions allow. In the meantime you will be able to see a selection of submissions at the Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom facebook page Celebrate-Aberdeen-in-Bloom
The photographs should be sent to CAIB@aberdeencity.gov.uk showing work in the following themes:
- Make or Design a Scarecrow
Submit image of your own scarecrow, built from materials only limited by your imagination. Use recycled /upcycled materials and get creative. Alternatively submit an image of your design for one.
- Garden Wildlife
Submit your favourite photograph of wildlife in your garden or nearby green space. Could be butterflies on a buddleia flower, birds feeding on nearby shrubs, or trees or insects foraging a compost pile.
- Favourite Viewpoint
Choose your very favourite outdoor space in your garden or green space and tell us why in no more than 200 words? Accompany with a photograph.
- Splash of Colour
Take a snapshot of your favourite flower, leaf or vegetable which injects colour into your life, the brighter the better.
- Home Grown Dish
Send in a picture of your meal produced from your own grown vegetables. Meal ideas and broad outline recipes can be included, with a 200-word restriction.
- Proud of my Planting
A category to represent anyone young or old to the pleasures of planting seeds or cuttings. A picture of your favourite and a description of 200 words maximum preferred but not essential.
Please remember to tell us which category best fits each photograph you are submitting.
This will be an ongoing celebration and a closing date will be determined at a later date, depending on coronavirus restriction.
We look forward to seeing what you have been up to, and what is important to you, in the garden and let’s all Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom.
So, over to you – let’s make sure Garthdee Field Allotments support the Council’s efforts and adds a proper splash of colour!