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Charnwood Hanging Basket Competition Returns to Celebrate the Coronation

People in Charnwood are being invited to take part in a competition to find the best hanging basket to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The council’s open spaces partner adverse and Loughborough in Bloom are inviting residents across the borough to get creative and plant-up a hanging basket to celebrate the coronation.

The coronation ceremony to mark the King’s ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6.

The prizes up for grabs are: first prize – an annual family membership for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), second and third prize – £50 National Garden Gift Voucher.

Pat Cook, chair of Loughborough in Bloom said: “We’re pleased to be running a competition with adverse and the council again to find the best hanging basket in Charnwood.

“Whether you’re a keen gardener or fancy giving it a try, it would be great to see a variety of entries. Hopefully the competition will inspire people to mark the coronation through gardening.

“People can be creative and may choose to plant their hanging baskets with flowers, try a specific colour scheme relating to the coronation or consider planting it up with vegetables. 

We are looking forward to seeing the plants and baskets at their best.”

The closing date for entries is Thursday, August 31.

The judging panel will choose the best 10 hanging baskets which will be shortlisted to the final three during the first two weeks of September.

Competition winners will be announced in September.

To enter, all you need to do is email two photos of your hanging baskets to together with your name, contact number and address.