City Centre Initiative Annual Floral Competition



Call out to all gardeners – CCI launch annual floral competition

City Centre Initiative in partnership with Altnagelvin Garden and Pet Centre has confirmed this year’s ‘City Centre Floral Competition’ will be judged on Friday 29th July 2022.

The competition, now running for over ten years, encourages traders and residents within the city centre and its surrounding areas to celebrate the summer season with colourful and creative floral and plant displays in an effort to brighten up the city centre and make it more appealing to visitors.

Jim Roddy, Chief Executive of City Centre Initiative (CCI) said: “The competition is a colourful and wonderful way to celebrate our summer season and we encourage all city centre businesses, community groups and residents to put their creative mark on their respective patch of the city centre. 

“Working together and complementing the terrific work that Derry City and Strabane District Council’s grounds maintenance team do to brighten up the city, will provide an amazing welcome for visitors and make the city an even prettier place to be for all who live here.’

Registrations are now being sought by CCI under the following three categories: Large Garden (e.g. hotels, churches, charities); City Centre Business, and Residential. Each category will be awarded with a gold, silver, and bronze winner, who will receive vouchers from Altnagelvin Garden and Pet Centre.

The closing date for entries is Friday 22nd July and judging will take place on Friday 29th July 2022.

To enter, click HERE or email


2019 Results

Category Winners 2019
Public Service/Charity/Church GOLD – St Eugene’s Cathedral

SILVER – Craft Village

BRONZE – St Augustine’s Church

Hospitality/ Tourism/ Retail GOLD – Badgers Bar

SILVER – Cafe Zest

BRONZE – The Everglades Hotel

Residential GOLD – James and Maureen Nelis, Abercorn Place

SILVER – Paul Stewart, Rock Road

BRONZE – John Doherty, Celtic Court