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Chesterfield in Bloom

Chesterfield in Bloom

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Chesterfield in Bloom is our year-round campaign involving residents, businesses, schools, community groups and a wide range of volunteers.

Our aim is to involve more people in improving their local area, the environment and the character of Chesterfield, and we aim to make our town a cleaner and greener place to live, work and visit.

Our award-winning borough prides itself on the innovative displays you will see in parks, traffic islands and roundabouts. Over the years we have worked hard to improve the appearance of the borough as a place to live, work and visit.

We encourage local neighbourhoods to get active in improving their own areas of Chesterfield. 

Chesterfield’s Still Blooming 2021

Chesterfield Borough Council is repeating its popular competition for residents called ‘Chesterfield’s Still Blooming’ that aims to find the best sunflowers in the borough.

There are three categories for which participants can be awarded:

  1. Tallest sunflower - from the top of the soil to the top of the flower (please make sure your picture is taken next to a tape measure)
  2. Largest sunflower - the largest flower head based on diameter or width (please make sure your picture is taken next to a ruler or tape measure)
  3. Most flowers on one plant– the plant with the most flower heads (please try to make sure all flower heads are visible in your photo)


To enter, please send a picture of your sunflower, stating your name and the category you want to enter to

Chesterfield’s Still Blooming will run from April 2021 until  Friday 10 September 2021. Winners will be given a special certificate and will have the satisfaction of knowing they grew the best sunflower in the borough.

Whilst growing your flowers, you can also keep children engaged by encouraging them to to start a plant diary and track the growth of their sunflower. This is also a good way of teaching them about how plants grow and what they need to survive. The council will be awarding special certificates for the most creative growth diaries. Please send pictures or copies of your growth diaries along with your entry to

April and May are the best time to start to grow your sunflowers indoors before moving them outside ready to bloom by late summer.

The council will announce the winners on social media and share some of the best pictures from the competition. You can follow the council on Facebook and on Twitter.

Find out more about how to grow Sunflowers on the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) website. 

Sponsoring Chesterfield in Bloom

Local businesses take pride in supporting the Chesterfield in Bloom campaign and helping to improve the town.

A wide range of opportunities are available, including tree sponsorship, hanging basket sponsorship, sponsoring a whole park and the popular traffic island sponsorship.

Last updated on 19 August 2021