Competition to redesign Rookery Centenary Flowerbed

We are launching a competition for local children under the age of 12 to redesign the Rookery Centenary flowerbed – the raised bed near the main entrance of the Rookery.

A panel of local residents, including children’s illustrator William Rose (famous for drawing Peppa Pig!), will judge the entries. The winning design will be transformed in to a carpet bedding display and planted in Spring 2014. Following the planting, there will be an awards ceremony to officially open the bed and to celebrate the work of all of the young people involved.


Guidelines for design

The judges will be looking for designs that respond to the physical characteristics, the atmosphere or the history of the site. Participants are encouraged to think about what the Rookery means to them and how they can best represent this in a simple and striking image.

The design should be circular, and does not need to include plant types or names. A garden designer will choose which plants to use once a winning entry has been chosen. The designer may substitute certain colours according to which plants are available.


Deadline and timeline

  • The competition is open to children under the age of 12
  • Deadline for entries: Friday 14 February 2014
  • Entries should be posted to: Sophie Hussey, 5 Strathbrook Road SW16 3AT
  • Shortlisted entries will be displayed locally, and the bed will be planted by end of May

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