Havering shows off flower power to London in Bloom judges

Judges critique floral displays at Rainham Hall
Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Mayor of Havering, and Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement with London in Bloom judges and staff at Rainham Hall.
Published: Monday, 17th July 2017

Judging for the prestigious London in Bloom competition has taken place in Havering.

On Friday 14 July the borough was visited by judges from London in Bloom. The judges toured the borough visiting:

  • Langtons Gardens, Hornchurch
  • Elm Park Shopping Centre, Elm Park
  • Rainham Village, Rainham
  • Rainham Hall, Rainham
  • Harrier Close – Front Garden, South Hornchurch
  • Hornchurch Country Park, Hornchurch
  • Norfolk Road Allotment Site, Upminster Bridge
  • Hartland Road – Front Garden, Hornchurch
  • Town Hall Gardens & Ludwigshafen Roundabout, Romford

At Rainham Hall, the judges spoke to Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Mayor of Havering, and Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member with responsibilities for parks, and they were thrilled with the variety of plants and flowers on display.

London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of London's boroughs, communities, business and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit.

Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, said: "It was great having the judges back in the borough for London in Bloom, to show them the true beauty of Havering. The judges were happy with all the floral displays placed throughout the borough and we hope to have another successful year in the competition.


"This is a good time of year for residents to get out and about and make the most of the fantastic parks, green spaces and huge variety of flowers which the borough has to offer.” 

Results of London in Bloom will be announced in the autumn.