Have you got a prize winning garden in March? Then the newly relaunched Cambs Times garden competition is for you

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Garden competition picture - Credit: Archant

Calling all green-fingered March residents - now is your time to blossom in the newly relaunched gardens competition run by the Cambs Times in conjunction with the town council.

The competition, which is part of March in Bloom, is open to anyone living in the parish of March who feels their garden deserves recognition.

There are six categories for people to enter: small garden, medium garden and large garden; best school garden/environmental area and best business or community garden.

Schools can enter an area that is used as a garden, teaching area or play area or an area like the school pond or vegetable patch if they have one.

The business/community category covers any business with a garden of note including pubs, community organisations including churches or clubs that have an outside area.

The sixth category is for the best allotment or vegetable patch.

It is difficult to set a garden size so judges will have the freedom to decide if they feel it is appropriate to move a garden from one category to another eg from small to medium.

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Winners of the three private garden categories will each win a £50 cash prize donated by March Town Council, the winning school will win vouchers donated by Skylark Garden Centre at Wimblington, while the business/community winner will also receive vouchers. Johnsons Ironmongers are sponsoring the allotment category with £50 of vouchers.

The category winners will go through for judging to win the best overall garden to win the Cambs Times garden competition shield.

The competition will run for three weeks and entries can be submitted either via email to sarah.cliss@archant.co.uk or via post.

Entries should include a picture of your garden/allotment, your name, address and essentially a daytime contact phone number.

Closing date will be 9.30am on Monday June 29 and judging will take place on Sunday July 12 (times will be confirmed with individual entrants). School entries will be judged during the week of July 6.

The judges decision is final and the prizes will be awarded at a special presentation evening at March Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday July 30.