Bath in Bloom
Judges Kim Parish and Martyn Hird were suitably impressed!!
Bath has won Gold in the Southwest in Bloom Champion of Champions category 2015, This makes 6 Golds in a row, Brilliant news.
We also won Gold in the RHS Champion of Champions.
We are very proud to have Mary Berry CBE as our Patron
Welcome to the Bath in Bloom web site and thank you for visiting us.
Bath has been in the “Bloom” business for a very long time, in fact we were the first winners of the Britain in Bloom competition over 50 years ago back in 1964. Since then we have won thirteen times and have been finalists seventeen times, we have also won the South West in Bloom title an amazing twenty two times, no wonder we are called “The Floral City!”.
In 2014 we made history by winning Gold and category winner in the Britain in bloom competition just as we did 50 years before, we were also
awarded Gold and category winner in the Southwest in bloom competition.
In 2015 we won Gold in both the Southwest in Bloom Champion of Champions and the RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of champions competitions.
The Bath in Bloom committee has encouraged and helped 25 local community groups to get involved in the RHS “Its your neighbourhood” scheme last year and 11 of our groups received a level 5 “Outstanding” award. Over 100 groups were involved in the scheme from across Bath and North East Somerset.
It was a truly amazing year!
The Bath in Bloom competition was originally meant for the residents of Bath but for some time now residents, groups and businesses from all over Bath and North East Somerset have been able to enter. This has made a tremendous difference to the towns, villages and community groups across the county, many have gone on to enter South West in Bloom and have enjoyed a huge amount of success.
The Britain in Bloom competition has evolved over the years and today it is much more about communities, biodiversity, recycling and cleanliness, having said that, horticulture still plays a very important part in the entry.
On our website you will be able to find out how you can get involved as well as see who is taking part in projects that “Clean up” and “Green up” our areas. We are always looking for individuals or community groups who have projects up and running or who would like advice on how they can get involved.
This is the very first Bath in Bloom web site set up and managed by volunteers, it’s designed to run alongside the existing Bath and North East Somerset Council web site.
I hope you find our site enjoyable and informative, please tell us if there is anything in particular that you would like to see, and please send us any information about events you would like us to publicise for you.
Barry Cruse MBE
Hon President Bath in Bloom Committee