Bromley BID

The vote for
Floral Fest 2021
has now closed

Bromley Floral Fest has brought a burst of colour to Bromley High Street with wooden planters decorated, painted and planted by 30 primary schools from the London Borough of Bromley.

Each school was asked to create an entry that celebrates their school community. The planters reflect everything from how schools stayed in touch in lockdown, children in bubbles, tributes to keyworkers, and even the nation’s favourite PE teacher, Joe Wicks. The creativity on display demonstrates how the schools’ communities have shone and delivers a thought provoking, inspiring installation.

Floral Fest from Your Bromley

The judging panel of Garden Rescue’s Charlie Dimmock, Dwayne Ross Retail Director of Coolings Garden Centre and Zoe Griffiths, Business Engagement Lead at Your Bromley had the challenging task of picking winners in four categories. After much deliberation the judges selected winners and runners up in four different categories:

  • Most Creative: Winner Worsley Bridge Primary School, Highly Commended Raglan Primary School
  • Best Use of Colour: Winner Churchfield Primary School, Highly Commended Red Hill Primary School
  • Best Horticultural Display: Winner Darrick Wood Junior School, Highly Commended Perry Hall Primary School
  • Best Use of Theme: Winner St James RC Primary School, Highly Commended Mead Road Infant School

Congratulations to Churchfields Primary School for winning the People's Choice vote for their planter!

Their story:

The planter represents our school community with the tall plants in the middle depicting the teachers and the small plants the pupils.

The tall plants reaching out to the small plants is symbolising how teachers in our school have been reaching out and providing support to our students in different ways possible such as; through Zoom, Seesaw, Emails, Phone Calls, Bug Club and Face to Face in our classroom bubbles during the pandemic. The colourful smiling tall and short flowers show how our school is a happy and loving community. No matter what hurdles come our way, like the pandemic, our teachers are a constant pillar of support to our students, caring, listening, understanding, supportive and approachable at all times.

Thanks to all that voted, we had nearly 4000 votes! Our biggest thanks goes to all of the schools that took part, every one was beautiful and creative, and really shone in the High Street!

Charlie Dimmock

Charlie Dimmock commented, “It’s amazing to see how creative the schools have been with their entries. It was really challenging to pick the winning entries as they were all remarkable. I have loved being involved in the judging and I hope that all the children taking part have enjoyed the project.”

Frances Forrest, BID manager, added, “Once again local schools have gone above and beyond with their entries, and we are blown away. I hope that the display brings smiles to the faces of Bromley’s shoppers, workers and visitors over the coming week and they enjoy seeing the planters as much as we have.”

Until next year!