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The July Festival At Home

Could you recreate the July Course at home?


The Moët & Chandon July Festival is known for its vibrant floral displays, almost as much as for its fashion, dining and of course premium Flat racing. And although this year the festival takes place behind closed doors with the public unable to attend, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a July Festival experience.

The winners of the July Festival Floral Awards

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who entered our Floral Awards; here are the winners!













FLORAL AWARDS - now closed

You’re invited to enter the first ever July Festival Floral Awards by submitting photos of the flowers you’re growing at home, whether an entire flower bed or a simple window box.


Entries open on Thursday 9 July and you have until 2pm on Saturday 11 July to upload your entry. Taking part is easy: simply take a picture of the floral display you’re growing in your garden, pots or window box and share it on Instagram with a brief explanation of what you’ve created, using #FloralAwards and tagging both @tomhoblyn and @newmarket_racecourses


Terms and conditions apply. The judge’s decision is final. There is no cash alternative to the prizes. Entries must be submitted via Instagram by 2pm on Saturday 11 July 2020. In submitting your entry you grant us permission to use the photographs and to share them with our media partners.


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Our judge, Tom Hoblyn, will select his Gold, Silver-Gilt, Silver and Bronze winners, each of whom will receive prizes courtesy of Moët & Chandon to enjoy at home this summer. Points will be awarded for impact, originality, overall impression and quality of planting.


  • Gold - Magnum of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 150cl and 4 x metallic pink champagne Rosé glasses
  • Silver-Gilt - Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 75cl and 2 x metallic pink champagne Rosé glasses 
  • Silver - Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 75cl and 2 x metallic pink champagne Rosé glasses 
  • Bronze - Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 75cl and 2 x metallic pink champagne Rosé glasses 



Meet our Judge: Tom Hoblyn

Tom is a Suffolk-based landscape designer, horticulturist and gardener who set up his practice shortly after graduating from The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His work is underpinned by his innate understanding and knowledge as a plantsman and horticultural master, and an appreciation and awareness of place in the landscape. Tom’s practice, Thomas Hoblyn Garden Design, is based in a 400 year old converted barn at Tom’s property in the Suffolk countryside where he and the team have space to create, and use the walled garden to trial and experiment new ideas and designs.

An established figure at both RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court, Tom has won three gold, four silver gilt and two silver medals, as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award for his Arthritus UK sponsored garden and a nomination for The People’s Choice of The Decade Award in 2020. He is a member of the Society of Garden Designers, (MSGD).




Thank you to our friends at RHS for sharing these inspirational articles with us.





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