Estuary in Bloom competition 2018

Spring is in the air, it's time for Estuary in Bloom!

This event is kindly sponsored by:     Purdy logo  and     Axis logo

It's spring again and we want to see your blooms. So get sowing and growing!

Shopping vouchers to be won

The categories this year are:

  • Tallest Sunflower (child entry only - seeds available courtesy of Grow Seed)
  • Best Garden (this category includes balconies and containers)
  • Innovative Garden (garden ideas that are environmentally friendly including upcycling)

This competition is open to all residents and leaseholders. You can nominate yourself or a neighbour. If nominating a neighbour be sure to get their permission first as we will need to contact them.

If you would like to claim free sunflower seeds for the childrens competition, please contact the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 or email with your name and address and how many pots you would like.

Take your photos and email them or post them to: or

Estuary Housing Association Ltd
Centre Place, Prospect Close
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2JD

Make sure your entries have your name, address and contact details. If you are nominating a neighbour, make sure you include their details too.

Closing date for entries is Friday 27th July 2018 and judging will take place in early August. Winners will be announced here on the website. 

We can't wait to see your gardens and ideas!

Why not have a look at last year's winners below to get some ideas?

Estuary in Bloom winners 2017

We are pleased to annouce the winners of the Estuary in Bloom 2017 competition sponsored by

Purdy logo

The winners for each category are:

Best Balcony

1st place - Mrs Culff - Southend-on-Sea

2nd place - Anne Harris - Southend-on-Sea

3rd place - Teresia Sibanda-Mpofu - Southend-on-Sea

    Best Balcony

1st Place

Best Balcony winner

Best Garden

1st place - Bryan Couchman - Great Dunmow

2nd place - Peter Squirrel Brentwood

3rd place - Pat Scott - Clacton-on-Sea

Best Garden

Best Garden Winner

1st Place

Best Window Box/Container

Hanging Basket

1st place - Sharon Winters - Southend-on-Sea

2nd place - Lee Dobson - Dagenham

3rd place - Brywin Rocknean - Southend-on-Sea

Best container/hanging basket

Best container/hanging basket

1st Place