Kilgetty in Bloom is back for 2024. The entry forms for this year’s competition are now in the Pharmacy and Bridge Stores/ Post Office.

Forms and entry fee have to be returned to the shops by Wednesday, July 10 and the judges will be visiting the gardens from 9.30am on Wednesday, July 17. You can choose to enter up to five classes as follows:

• Class 1 - Front Garden 

• Class 2 - Rear Garden 

• Class 3 - Display with window boxes/Tubs/ Hanging Baskets 

• Class 4 - Over 80 year olds gardener’s garden. 

• Class 5 - Original Garden theme (e.g. Poem, comedy, topical) 

• Class 6 - 1st time entry - front or rear garden

• Class 7 - Vegetable garden

• Class 8 - Creative feature (e.g. Bridge, pergola, well, etc.)

• Class 9 - Best overall garden - Shillingford Park Residents only.

All entrants will be invited to a Strawberry Tea and trophy presentation at Kilgetty Community Centre, with the date to be announced in the Pharmacy window at a later date.

The Competition is organised by volunteers from Begelly Kilgetty Community Association, who also plant up the village flowerbeds and keep the Community Garden looking lovely.

Kilgetty in Bloom
(Kilgetty in Bloom)

The judges are also volunteers who live outside Kilgetty or Begelly and as they are amateurs, they are not expecting Kew Gardens standard! 

Kilgetty in Bloom 2023
(Kilgetty in Bloom)

If you haven’t entered before there is a class for first time entry, so do join in and have a go this year. There is also a class for giving your imagination free rein on an original theme. These, in the past, have included ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’, ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall’ and ‘I did it my way’, complete with poem.

Kilgetty in Bloom 2023
(Kilgetty in Bloom)