Your chance to vote for Lambeth’s great growers

Voting is open for this year’s Blooming Lambeth awards with prizes totalling £4,000. It closes on 28 August.

For the past six years, the awards have been celebrating individuals and groups who are transforming the borough by sowing seeds, growing food, and planting for pollinators.

The organiser, Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL), is a network that supports and connects different growing projects. Eight categories that recognise the diversity of Lambeth’s growers and the contribution they make to the borough make up this year’s awards.

They are sponsored by Lambeth council, T Brown Group, and OpenView.

Winners will be announced at the Blooming Lambeth Awards ceremony in the autumn.

IEL Coordinator Poppy George urged local people to show their appreciation for Lambeth’s gardeners – “vote for your favourite school garden, community growing space, garden volunteer or abundant growing of edibles.

“Looking at each category will surely bring a smile to your face, so join the fun and get voting.”

Voting details

Four categories open to public voting

Voting closes at midnight Sunday 28 August

Only one vote per person for a winner and a highly commended in each category

Vote here

The four categories are:

  • Ivor Picardo Award for abundant growing of edibles
  • Best School Garden
  • Best volunteer for a community growing space
  • Best resident-led community garden

Full list of award categories

  • Ivor Picardo Award for the abundant growth of edibles
  • Best School Garden
  • Most enthusiastic young gardener – at home or in a school
  • Best volunteer for a community growing space
  • Best resident-led community garden
  • Best garden in bloom
  • Best space for encouraging wildlife
  • Most imaginative use of greening a small space

Blooming Lambeth Awards winners 2021

IEL’s network has around 270 food growers and activists working. It exists “to re-localise the food system” in Lambeth so that it nurtures us and strengthens our communities. IEL brings resources and funding to its members and create a more localised food system.