Let's make Tooting a paradise for pollinators!

Judging Begins!

We are excited to announce that over the next two weeks our judges will be visiting your Pollinator Paradises. The results will be announced in August and there will be a presentation to the winners at the Tooting Foodival in September.

Our expert judge is Mark Patterson, you can find out more about him on our recent post and watch a video about his work. Many thanks to Mark for lending his time and expertise.


Pollinator Paradise is a brand-new local competition launching in March 2021 to encourage the planting of flowers that are specifically pollinator-friendly in and around Tooting.

Sign up now and get planting!

This could be your front garden, a balcony, window sill, hanging basket or even around the base of the street tree outside your home.
You can enter any place or planter that can be seen safely from the street and which you have permission to plant in.

The competition launches on 1st March 2021 and will continue until the 26th September - a total of 30 weeks. In late summer, our judges will view your pollinator paradises and select a winner.

There are two parts to the competition; an individual competition and a street competition - so team up with your neighbours and try to make as many pollinator-friendly habitats as possible!

It's not all about the competition
we also want to:
  • learn about pollinators,
  • raise awareness and 
  • share our experiences with each other. 
Our Facebook group is there for participants to share all their great photographs and experience of which plants attract which pollinators.

Walk the talk:
We also have a map of the entries so you can take a walk around the area and admire the pollinator gardens and see what other people are growing.

Not only but also:
We plan to host a number of workshops and events along the way, either online or in person depending on Covid restrictions. So keep an eye out on our social media for more details.