Illumination Street wants to hear about your Christmas displays

At Illumination Street, we’re hoping to spread Christmas cheer once again. As always, the campaign aims to boost and celebrate the magic of Christmas with displays of lights, plants, and community spirit. In the current climate, many people will be adapting their Christmas displays, but the resilience of the British people is clear as many…

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Halloween Traditions

It’s time to get spooky! Find out more about some Halloween traditions from across the world and why people still do them today. Halloween or All Hallows Eve is a holiday that is celebrated in most countries around the world. The day dates back to Celts who celebrated the holiday Samhain on 31st October and…

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Illumination Street 2020 – Launch

Christmas has been on everyone’s mind this week, with worries that we might not be seeing our loved ones. So there is more reason than ever to spread some cheer where you can. Over the past seven months, millions of people have turned to their gardens and local outdoor spaces for respite and solace. And…

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Illumination Street Winners 2019

This Christmas, people up and down the country have been bedecking and bedazzling their homes to enter the Illumination Street competition, sponsored by Safestyle UK and the brainchild of David Domoney – Chartered Horticulturist – all in an effort to brighten up Britain’s streets this Christmas. The campaign has taken the nation by storm, with…

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Community Christmas trees – Sunday Mirror

This year, IncludeMe2 – a community garden based at Reidvale Allotments, in Glasgow – decided to put together a Christmas display to uplift the local neighbourhood. As the plot is home to wild birds and winter-growing veggies, volunteers work right up until Christmas Day. So, this year,  they’ve incorporated a festive display this year to…

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Taking photos for your entry

Photos are a major part of any competition submission. Whether you are a school/community garden or an ambassador it is essential to get a great set of photos that clearly depict what it is you do! We have put together our 5 top tips (with examples), for improving your images and getting your message across.…

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Illumination Street – a chance for everyone to shine

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and here at Illumination Street, we want to celebrate the incredible work that goes into lighting up home fronts for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy! Through our national competition, we aim to reward these spectacular demonstrations of Christmas cheer with cash prizes up for grabs, and anyone…

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Winter crops for Christmas – Sunday Mirror

MenuHOMEBLOGJOINRESOURCESACTIVITY SHEETSFREE RESOURCESPRESS PAGE Close Winter crops for Christmas When it comes to overwintering vegetables, don’t feel penned in by plummeting temperatures and get experimenting instead! There are a lot of winter outdoor crops you can plant outdoors in readiness to produce nutritious harvests when it comes to next year. Growing your own is a…

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How to write a winning competition entry

You have already done all the hard work by creating your Christmas display – so entering our competition is the easy bit! Here are some top tips to write a show-stopping entry. You don’t need to be a confident writer, you just need to tell us about your display in a way that captures the…

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Growing bulbs over Christmas – Sunday Mirror

MenuHOMEBLOGJOINRESOURCESACTIVITY SHEETSFREE RESOURCESPRESS PAGE Close Growing bulbs over Christmas Grow bulbs over Christmas and it gives the kids a project to get their teeth in and something to look forward to after the festivities are through. Three bulb categories that are particularly pretty are: Amaryllis These are one of the most spectacular bulbs you can…

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