Blooming Lambeth Awards 2021

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 2021 Blooming Lambeth Awards and congratulations to all of our winners!

With the generous support of the Lambeth Council, we were able to award at least two prizes per category with cash winnings of £75-£150 each. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate, enter, and vote for all those who are growing in our community.

2021 Winners


Category 1 – Most imaginative growing space in public view 


Angell Town Estate Youth Group in association with San Mei Gallery and CHIPS

Highly Commended:

Cressingham Gardens Estate Walkway

Category 2 –  Ivor Picardo Award for abundant growing of edibles 


Milkwood Community Park

Oaks Avenue – Robert Finlay

Highly Commended:

Windmill Gardens

Category 3 – Best school garden 


Heathbrook Primary School

Hitherfield School

The Norwood School – Crown Dale

Highly Commended:

Glenbrook Primary School

Reay Primary School

St. Marks CofE Primary School

Streatham Wells Primary School

Vauxhall Primary

Category 4 – Most enthusiastic young gardener (under 18)


Ania, Adam, and Sara

Griffin Acheampong

Rae Watson

Highly Commended: 

Katty Condori Otazo

Category 5 – Best volunteer for a community growing space


Annik Alet – Windmill Gardens

Olga Santos – West Norwood Community Shop

Highly Commended: 

Dennis Fanfair – Stannard Hall

Loughborough Farm – Covid Team

Category 6 – Best resident-led community garden 


Barnwell Gardens

Thorlands Gardens

Highly Commended:

Tulse Hill Nature Garden

Category 7 – Best garden in bloom


Brockwell Park Walled Garden

Melania Merchan – Sorrell Close

Highly Commended: 

Mandy Meades – Cottington Estate Beds

Category 8 – Best space for encouraging biodiversity


Norwood Bzz Garage

Open Space Bubble Gate Garden

Highly Commended: 

Bernie Spain Gardens

Cottington Community Garden

Walt Whitman Close

2021 Nominees

To learn more about the shortlisted nominees for 2021, please click here.