City Centre Initiative Annual Floral Competition

City Centre Initiative announces winners of Floral Competition 2023

The Mayor Councillor Patricia Logue has hosted a reception for the prizewinners of the annual City Centre Initiative Floral Competition where she and CCI Chief Executive presented the awards sponsored by Ian and Pauline Peilow from Altnagelvin Garden Centre. Included are Lorraine Allen, Project Manager and Julie Hannaway, DCSDC who was one of the judges pictured with the prizewinners

City Centre Initiative is thrilled to announce the winners of the much-anticipated Floral Competition, a vibrant event that has brought colour and life to our city’s heart. The competition, which aims to celebrate the beauty of nature while enhancing our urban environment, saw an impressive array of creative and inspiring floral displays.

After careful consideration by the judging panel, the City Centre Initiative Floral Competition winners have been selected. The participants, ranging from retailers to enthusiastic community members, displayed exceptional dedication and green-fingered talent.

Mayor Patricia Logue commented, “I am proud to see the creativity and dedication that our community has shown through this competition. The City Centre Initiative’s commitment to fostering a vibrant urban environment has been demonstrated by the captivating floral boxes and gardens that enhance our city centre.”

Jim Roddy, Chief Executive of City Centre Initiative, extended his congratulations to the winners and thanked all who entered the competition and keep the city centre and surrounding areas looking bright and colourful throughout the summer. “The competition celebrates our summer season and all the city centre businesses, community groups and residents who put so much effort into their gardens and floral displays. 

“This event celebrates the teamwork within the city with traders, residents and the council’s ground maintenance teams working hard to make the city centre presentable and attractive for locals and visitors, making it a nicer place for all.

“I understand some may be disappointed to have not made the final three but the judges do have a difficult task in deciding the winners and the standard of entries was once again very high. What makes everyone a winner is the pride we see demonstrated for not only their own property but also for our city as a whole. Congratulations to our winners and for those who didn’t get placed this year we hope our judges will get to see you again next year.”

The winners are as follows:

Public Service/Charity/Church

GOLD – St Eugene’s Cathedral

SILVER – Inner City Trust

BRONZE – St Augustine’s Church


GOLD – Number 19, The Craft Village

SILVER – Thomas The Goldsmith

BRONZE – The Sacred Tree


GOLD – J&M Nelis, Abercorn Terrace

SILVER – D Bradley, Abercorn Road

BRONZE – J Doherty, Celtic Court

City Centre Initiative extends its gratitude to all participants, and special thanks to Altnagelvin Garden Centre for their continued support as sponsors of the competition.