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An annual gardening competition is open for entries.

A range of awards are up for grabs as part Ruxley Manor's 'Ruxley in Bloom' contest.

David and Clare Fryett won best back garden in 2019. Picture: Ruxley Manor
David and Clare Fryett won best back garden in 2019. Picture: Ruxley Manor

Residents, businesses, schools, allotments or community groups within 15 miles of the garden centre in Maidstone Road, near Bexley, can enter.

Jim Buttress from BBC2's 'The Big Allotment Challenge' will be the head judge of an independent panel.

Residents can compete for the best front garden (permanent, seasonal or container display) and best back garden awards while school's can battle it our for the best school-themed container.

Best allotment plot and best overall allotment site are also on offer while businesses and communities can compete for the best shop/business/pub garden display or best community garden.

The Ruxley Golden Trowel Award will be awarded to the individual who the directors of Ruxley Manor feel has a genuine commitment to gardening that deserves to be recognised.

Judging will take place between June and August.

For more information on how to enter click here.

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