Oxford in Bloom, the city’s annual gardening competition, is looking for 12 local businesses to sponsor its award categories.
The categories are:
- Best kept small garden
- Best kept large garden
- Most beautiful container
- Most beautiful display by universities and colleges
- Community garden award
- Most beautiful display – large commercial
- Most beautiful display – small commercial
- Gardening for the disabled
- Junior Oxford in Bloom – individual
- Junior Oxford in Bloom – school or youth group
- First time entrant
- Winner of winners
Oxford in Bloom, which launches in May, is open to all residents, businesses, schools and community groups across Oxford and celebrates horticulture, sustainability, community involvement and creativity.
Businesses have the opportunity to sponsor an Oxford in Bloom category at a cost of £400 and in return will benefit from having their name/logo:
- Incorporated into the category title, e.g. ‘[Your business name here]’s best kept large garden award’
- Displayed on all competition literature, including adverts, posters and application forms
- Displayed on the Oxford in Bloom page
- Included in our regular Oxford in Bloom posts through Oxford Parks’ Twitter and Facebook pages.
- Displayed throughout the awards ceremony, during the announcements of the results for your chosen category, and exhibition/networking space
Sponsorship will also support the city’s bid to win gold once again at the Thames and Chiltern in Bloom awards, where Oxford has won the city category for the last three years. The city’s successes in 2014 led Oxford to win Silver Gilt in the hotly-contested Britain in Bloom awards in 2015 – a first for the city in 15 years.
Councillor Mark Lygo, Executive Board Member for Leisure, Sport and Events, said: “This is a unique opportunity to be part of something that brings colour and magic to our beloved city.”