Annual Bloom and Grow Campaign launched


The  annual Bloom and Grow campaign is being launched in a bid to maintain Oldham's gold streak in the Royal Horticultural Society’s North West in Bloom competition.

It is Oldham's tenth anniversary of entering North West in Bloom and showcases the very best the borough has to offer.

The WOW bed in the town centre will form the centrepiece of this year’s entry and Oldham Council are incorporating a transport theme into the RHS’s overarching theme of ‘Greening Grey Britain’.  

There are a number of competitions enabling residents and local businesses to get involved and some great prizes on offer.Oldham council are asking  budding photographers to send in their snaps that they feel showcase Oldham at its best.

If your pub, restaurant or business is looking particularly well at this time of year, then send  in an entry for that category?

The private garden competition gives resident the opportunity to show off their green-fingered skills.

Councillor Ateeque Ur Rehman, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Services, said: “We are extremely proud to be celebrating 10 years of Bloom and Grow.

“But it’s more than just a case of making the borough beautiful. Bloom and Grow brings together community groups, businesses, schools and residents for a common cause, which is to showcase the pride we have in our town.

“It’s always a team effort and I really hope this is recognised this year more than any other.”

For more information about how you can take part in Bloom and Grow and details of how to enter any of the competitions visit

Get involved and follow the fun on social media using the hashtag #OldhamBloom19