Blooming Lambeth Awards 2022

Awards Ceremony

Blooming Lambeth 2022 was held on November 1st at the Assembly Hall in Lambeth Town Hall. The awards ceremony was supported by Lambeth Council’s Residents Services and Housing Management team along with IEL staff, Directors, and volunteers.

We were delighted to welcome so many members of Lambeth’s gardening community both as prize winners and as supporters.

The wonderful Arit Anderson, award-winning garden designer and television presenter for the BBC’s Gardeners World and RHS shows coverage, joined the ceremony as the guest speaker and co-host for the evening.

With thanks to Debbie Sears (photography), Loughborough Junction’s Platform Café for their hearty seasonal Veggie Minestrone Soup and the live music provided by Pangaea Steelband on the night.

Please enjoy this video put together by Iona Davies in conjunction with Obie Campbell and Marjorie Landels (music by Pangaea Steelband) that captures the essence of this inspiring night.

The Prizes

Congratulations to the Blooming Lambeth Awards 2022 winners!  Watch the winners as they receive their prizes (video by Iona Davies and music by Pangaea Steelband).

Public Vote Categories and Winners

Ivor Picardo Award for abundant growing of edibles


Courtyard Leda and Latona Court 

Edmundsbury Court Estate Community Garden 

Highly Commended:

Lost River Effra Project

Loughborough Farm

Highly Commended:

The Norwood School Garden 

Vauxhall Primary School

Best volunteer for a community growing space


Jackie Crawford

Highly Commended:

Jody Lloyd 

Shaun Skinner 

Simon Ghartey 

Siobhan Mooney 

Best resident-led community garden


Challice Way

Expert Panel Categories and Winners 

Most enthusiastic young gardener – at home or in a school 


Anonymous child – Glenbrook pupil

Dino Cordello – Michael Tippett College

Highly Commended:
Ashley Campbell Brown, Miah Campbell Brown, Josiah Campbell Brown
Best garden in bloom
Highly Commended:
Jessica De Branca Vilotta
Lucy Gregory – Beconsfield
Nicola Sloane – Rentons Close
Best space for encouraging wildlife
Highly Commended:
Triangle Adventure Play
Most imaginative use of greening a small space
Birkbeck Hill
Chestnut Road
Gipsy Hill
Highly Commended:
Renton Close


The Blooming Lambeth Awards 2022 were supported by the generous sponsorship of Lambeth Council, the T Brown Group and OpenView Security Solutions, making it possible to award £4,000 of prizes in the form of B&Q vouchers to the selected awardees of Commended, Highly Commended and Winner accolades.

Additional sponsorship for the awards ceremony night was received from the Lambeth Business Improvement Districts (BID’s); InStreathamThis is ClaphamBrixton BID and WeAreWaterloo, whose contributions supported the decorations, food and music for the ceremony.