Floral Fest 2024


Charlie Dimmock To Return as Expert Judge

Bromley Floral Fest is returning to the town centre this year with 30 local primary schools bringing colour and creativity to Market Square this May.

In this year of sport we have challenged participating schools to think about the way sport and physical activity are embraced at their schools, and to bring this to life through the design and planting of their display.

The planters will be arriving in Bromley, at a new location near Five Guys, during the day on Friday 24th May before the judging event takes place on Saturday 25th May.  

This year’s judging panel includes celebrity gardener and Garden Rescue star, Charlie Dimmock, Coolings Garden Centre Chairman, Gary Carvosso and his wife Andrea plus Your Bromley BID Manager, Frances Forest. 

The judges will select winners in four different categories:

  • Most Creative – Best Use of Theme
  • Best Use of Colour – Best Horticultural Display

The display will then remain in Market Square for a further week until Sunday 2nd June, giving visitors to the town plenty of opportunity to admire the colour and creativity as well as to choosing their People’s Choice winner.  The public vote will take place on our website at www.yourbromley.com/floralfest from 24th May until 3rd June.

Charlie Dimmock commented  “I can’t wait to be back in Bromley to see the displays the schools create.  They get more adventurous every year!  I think it is fantastic that children get involved in gardening and growing and I hope that all the children taking part have enjoyed the project.”

Frances Forrest, BID manager, added, “We can’t wait to see the planters on display this year – seeing them arrive is one of the highlights of the year!  The display brings smiles to passers by, and we are wowed by the creativity and enthusiasm from participating schools every single year.  We would also like to thank our partner, Coolings Garden Centre, for their continued support with this event.”  

Coolings Chairman, Gary Carvosso, said: “Coolings are so pleased to support local children and their schools. If children grow plants, particularly vegetables they are more likely to want to eat them. Gardening is so immensely good for well-being; it is fun and rewarding, as well as connecting us all to nature.”

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