Bath in Bloom


The role of Bath in Bloom is to enhance our local area through gardening achievements our role includes:

  • Entering the City of Bath into the Britain in Bloom Competition, we were awarded GOLD in the Champion of Champions category in the Britain in Bloom Southwest competition and Silver Gilt in the Britain in Bloom National finals 2022
  • Running a local gardening competition for gardeners across Bath and North East Somerset - free to enter for private, community  and business gardens with a special category for schools
  • Supporting community groups and giving a few small grants each year
  • Our Committee members are active members of the Community and support local community gardening initiatives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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.

If you wish to contact us please note our new e-mail address is
For information regarding the "Its your neighbourhood " scheme please click on "Community participation".

Displays in Parade Gardens to celebrate the coronation of King Charles111 and Queen Camilla

Brock Street Flower beds looking splendid. April 2023.

Bath in Bloom volunteers tidying up the Manvers Street raised beds April 2023



We had a great evening at the Bath Aqua Glass studio celebrating the achievements of our 17 RHS "Its your Neighbourhood" entries.
All the pictures on the "News and Events" page.

The Mayor of Crewkerne presenting us with our Gold certificate,

Brilliant results for Bath in the National and regional competitions this year.
In the RHS National finals Bath was awarded Silver Gilt ( just short of a Gold) we were also nominated for horticultural excellence and Community participation.
In the Britain in Bloom Southwest Champion of Champions category Bath was awarded Gold, also our Parks department was awarded a trophy for the best municipal displays in the Southwest of England and Southgate shopping centre won the best Comercial displays category, we were nominated for best portfolio and Friends of the RUH were nominated for best "Its your Neighbourhood " entry, Walcot Street was also nominated in the "Art in the Landscape" category.
All in all a brilliant year for Bath, its parks dept, businesses and of course the amazing volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to help make our lovely City a greener and nicer place to work ,rest and visit, A huge well done to everyone.
Fantastic results for our entries in this years "Its your Neighbourhood " scheme, see the community participation page for all our entries and results.

Over 100 Bath in Bloomers attended the annual awards evening on September 9th, more pictures on the "News and events page"

RHS Britain in Bloom judges Kate Dagnall and James Cordingley in Parade Gardens at the end of a 4 hour tour of Bath, August 2nd 2022
Full story in the "News and Events" page

Britain in Bloom Southwest judge Terry Porter at Brock Street flower beds , more pictures of judging day on the News and events page, July 20th 2022

Southgate Shopping centre summer 2022

The Apex Hotel in the centre of Bath has a secret!!! Its got a green roof!, thanks to the vision of operations manager Jon Smith-Lane who has been the driving force behind the project. Well done Jon.

Bath in Bloom volunteers working with Bath BID have planted up 11 new containers in
 Union Passage bringing new floral displays to an area that has not had them before.


Bath in Bloom volunteers clearing weeds from the Walcot community garden on a hot May Sunday morning.

   Friends of Lyncombe Hill Fields volunteers planting a new hedge
      Spring in Parade gardens
     Warminster Road
      Spring has arrived in the Circus and Botanic gardens.
Brilliant result for Bath in the Britain in Bloom Southwest competition, see the "News and events" section for more details.

Gold for Bath in 2021.

Southwest in Bloom judges Lesley Jelleyman and Su Maddocks with the Mayor of Bath Cllr June Player In Parade gardens at the end of a 3.5 hour judging tour  of our amazing community groups , businesses and  wonderful parks. July 2021.
More pictures on the "news and events section".

The Brock Street flower beds looking spectacular in 2021

Southgate shopping centre looking great
A Giant Butterfly and Bee in Southgate!

Bath in Bloom volunteers have been busy planting the fountain at Terrace Walk, Spring 20

Looking great in November , more pictures on the "News and events " section.

Love the new planting in Southgate shopping centre summer 21 and spring 22

  Manvers Street raised bed  Sponsored by Bath in Bloom, Bath BID and Hotel Indigo.                           
A fantastic volunteer led scheme that has transformed an old raised bed in the centre of Bath.

Planted by Weston Village gardening club and Bath in Bloom committee members, the planting is of mainly drought tolerant and Bee friendly plants, it was designed by Bath in Bloom committee chairman Steve Brook.

Here is a list of the plants used
Alchemilla mollis
Allium Purple Sensation
Blue Lyme grass
Calamagrostic Overdam grass
Convulvulus cneorum
Daffodil Tete a Tete
Erigeron Karvinskianus
Erysium Bowles Mauve
Eschscholzia California Poppy
GauraFreefolk Rosy
Gaura Siskyuo Pink
Geranium Elke
Geranium Max Frei
Geranium Rosanne
Lavender Hidcote
Osteospernum Jacunda var Compactum
Rudbeckia Goldsturm
Sedum Autumn Joy
Sedum Coca Cola
Sedum Stardust
Stachys Big ears
Stipa gigantua grass
Thymus 3 types

Sydney Gardens
New planters in Brunel square.   

  Western Riverside wild flower meadow                                                                                                                                                           
    Wildflowers on the Red Lion roundabout        
Credit Kate Davies 

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