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West Auckland win Spring 2021 photo competition

West Auckland win Spring 2021 photo competition

As we head towards the summer, floral displays are starting to come to life. And so we have really been enjoying viewing the fantastic range of photos that have been sent in for our Spring 2021 photo competition.

We were delighted to receive 25 high quality entries featuring a range of Amberol self-watering planters in situ, including hanging baskets, tiered planters and floor standing planters. Our self-watering stone effect troughs also featured quite prominently, showcasing how this authentic-looking planter brings a touch of tradition and a classic feel to its surroundings.

A close battle for first place

Despite the high standard of images, there can be only one victor, and so we would like to extend our congratulations to the Spring 2021 winners, West Auckland in Bloom whose photo of a flower-filled metre square planter attracted 270 votes. They pipped the second placed image to the post by just six votes.

West Auckland is located in County Durham and has an active In Bloom group. The historic village is also believed to have one of the largest village greens in England. Lined with17th and 18th century buildings, the village green is a perfect backdrop to showcase the group’s beautiful floral displays, including many planted in Amberol’s self-watering containers.

£200 to spend on expanding your range of planters

As winners of the competition, West Auckland will receive £200 worth of Amberol vouchers to add to their collection of containers. Amberol’s managing director Patience Atkinson-Gregory commented: “Seeing the photos that our customers submit to the competition is always great fun. It’s lovely to see our planters in glorious full bloom and in situ. The standard of photos is always high, and we are invariably impressed by the displays that we see, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of gardening groups and horticultural staff up and down the country.”

West Auckland was chosen as the winner by voting on social media. Images entered into the Amberol photo competition are posted on social media and voting is then open to anyone to via the pinned post on our Facebook page or Twitter. In addition, previous competition entries can be viewed on our customer galleries all year round.

Interested in entering? It’s easy!

If you are interested in entering the next photo competition which will cover the summer months, just submit any image past or present that you have of Amberol’s self-watering planters via the online form on the website. Your photo will then be entered into the public vote with the chance to win £200 of Amberol vouchers.

Please note: images in our customer galleries may be used in newsletters, on our website and for other marketing purposes so it’s also a great chance to share the amazing work that In Bloom groups and local authorities do keeping Britain (and further afield) beautiful.

Any photo that has been entered in a previous Amberol photo competition will not be eligible.

For more information about Amberol’s range of litter bins and self-watering planters, benches and tables, call 01773 830 930 or email