Annual Sunflower Competition

Sunflower flyer for 2018

Every year the HRA organises a sunflower growing competition with local partners Hersham in Bloom, Squires Garden Centre and the Chelsea Flower Shop. The rules and prize categories remain the same as follows – and we would love you to take part if you live in Hersham.

Details as follows: –

Plant a seed and have a go! Please let your friends and neighbours know about the competition and get them involved.
Entries will be judged in late August / early September in the following categories:

Height for an individually planted sunflower

1. Tallest – measured to the highest part of the plant
2. Nearest to a particular measurement between 2 feet and 6 feet randomly
selected on the day before judging

Displays visible from the Street

3. Best street facing front garden display featuring several sunflowers
4. The street with the most number of sunflowers in different front gardens
visible from the street.

Cash and other prizes
There will be a £25 cash prize for the tallest sunflower; and a £25 Squires
voucher for the winners of prize categories 2 and 3. For category 4,
participating households in the winning street receive a certificate and a
free packet of seeds.

Rules and further information
The competition is open to anyone who plants a sunflower in Hersham. The type
of seed is not specified. Sunflowers seeds may be your own or may be
collected free from the Chelsea Flower Shop in Hersham.
If your seeds grow and you decide you would like your sunflowers to be judged
as part of the competition just email info@hershamresidents.info before the
end of August.