Bath in Bloom

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                Britain in Bloom is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year , Bath were the first winners back in 1964 and over the years we have won it 15 times and been finalists 25 times ,  we will be pulling out all the stops this year to try and make it 16 wins !.

                                            
 

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 Southwest in Bloom " Southwest Tourism" Cup category 2023.
  • 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 bathinbloom@gmail.com

For information regarding the "Its your neighbourhood " scheme please click on "Community participation".






Mr Doodle comes to town!  Mr Doodle also known as Sam Cox has been busy in Bath creating  "Graffiti spaghetti" around the city centre, he also has an exhibition at the Holburne Museum.

Walcot Street and Bath in Bloom volunteers had a busy sunday morning clearing old planters  and tidyiny up the community garden.
  
Oliver and George doing their bit for Bath in Bloom, Well done and thank you guys!

Bath in Bloom volunteers with Walcot Street traders and volunteers having a busy morning tidying up the Walcot Street Community garden.

 
      
Members of the Bath in Bloom committee discussing our Britain in Bloom entry with Roland from Bath BID,
Thank you Mirium for taking the photos and thank you Roland for your help today.

Volunteers from Bath in Bloom join in the "The Great British Spring Clean 24" 

The fruits of their labour!!!


Huge congratulationsw to Alice Park Community Garden for winning the "Happy and Healthy" category at this years Parks volunteer awards ceremony January 2024.


Corporate ecology volunteers from WSP engineering Bristol laying the final section of footpath  at  Lyncombe Hill Fields with stone kindly donated by Bathscape who have funded all major investment of tools and equipment including the high security shed and oak notice case.


The first blossom of the year in Parade Gardens, January 2024.photo credit Fred Messer'


A volunteer at Hedgemead Park making good use of the strimmer donated by Bath in Bloom.



Bath in Bloom committee members Steve and Christine helping RUH volunteers design and decorate a christmas tree for the hospital, entirely made of flowers, foliage, seed heads and cones that can all be found in local gardens and fields, very sustainable and can be recycled.

Brightening the darkness at the Royal United Hospital is a festive art instalation featuring giant illuminated lilies and Victoria amazonica flower sculptures generously donated by Jig and Lindsey Cochrane at Frome based artists studio Jigantics. photo credit Richard Wyatt.




Corston Community Orchard was awarded a 3rd place environmental certificate by the "Campaign for the protection of rural england.


"More Trees for Bath and Northeast Somerset" volunteer group receiving the trophy given by Southwest in Bloom for their outstanding contribution to the environment.



Robert and Kashmina from "Scope Eye Care" and "Healthcare" were given time off to do some voluntary  work in the community, They are shown helping Bath in Bloom to tidy up the roundabout in Weston Bath and planting bulbs on Lansdowne, Well done guys!






Wonderful autumn colours in our Botanic Gardens.


Bath in Bloom Committee chairman Steve Brook with his wife Christine sorting out bags of  daffodil bulbs ready to give to community groups and schools across Bath.

Members of the Lyncombe Hill Fields community group planting their daffodil bulbs at the entrance to their project.

Bath in Bloom Committee members with the Chair of BANES Council Sarah Moore, staff, and pupils at Paulton Junior School  where they presented them with the trophy for best school in the Bath in Bloom competition. Well done Paulton Juniors!

Teacher Haley in the School tool shed tidying up , some of the tools were given as prizes in the Bath in Bloom competition and are engraved.


Bringing home the silverware from the Britain in Bloom Southwest awards ceremony at Truro 2023
The results for Bath in Full
Bath Gold and the Southwest Tourism cup.
Nominated for the best portfolio.

Business Leisure and tourism. 
Milsom Place Gold.
The Old Crown at Kelston Gold.
The Inn at Freshford Gold.

The London and Manchester Trophy for outstsnding contribution to the environment.
More Trees for BANES.

Outstanding community project
Corston Community Orchard.

The Denise James Art Project
3rd place Walcot Street ( Adrian Dolan)

Best Floral Pub in the Southwest
1st place The Old Crown at kelston.
2nd place The Inn at Freshford.
3rd placeThe Cross Guns at Avoncliff.

CPR environmental award
3rd place Corston Community Orchard.

All in all these are fantastic results for Bath its volunteer Community groups and businessess, Well done everybody.

Bath in Bloom Committee members spent a wonderful afternoon at the "Bath Mind", Green Links allotment at Monksdale road.
Bath in Bloom Committee Chairman Steve Brook presented the group with their "Outstanding" RHS Its your Neibourhood certificate and the Bath in Bloom Trophy for winning the "Horticultural Achievement by a Community Group" category, A delicious lunch of home made curry made from ingredients from the allotment was enjoyed by everyone.



Bath in Bloom Hon Pres Barry Cruse MBE was asked to officially open the path that runs through the orchard at the Bath Organic Group Allotment, The path has been made wheelchair friendly , Marion from BOG said " Its made a huge difference for both able and less able allotment holders"
The afternoon included a lunch of home made pizza, and the AGM.  

2023 Bath in Bloom awards evening


A most enjoyable evening was had by everyone, Special thanks to the Mayor of Bath Cllr Dine Romero and the Chair of Bath and NorthEast Somerset council Cllr Sara Moore for attending.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Adrian Dolan has passed away, He and his wife Annette owned Bath Aqua Glass, He was a great supporter of Bath in Bloom and worked tirelessly to promote Walcot Street, the City, its communities and businesses He will be greatley missed and our thoughts and prayers are with Annette and the family,




The Apex  must be Baths "greenest" Hotel, not only have they got a green roof and a beehive but they have recently installed a raised bed, well done operations manager Jon Smith-Lane for all your efforts.

Britain in Bloom Southwest judging day July 13th 2023


Britain in Bloom Southwest judges Richard Budge and Ian Murphy having a breather in Southgate Shopping Centre.

The lovely ladies from Bath WI at their garden in Botanic Gardens

The judges with Marion at the wonderful Bath Organic Group Allotments.

The Mayor of Bath Cllr Dine Romero with the judges and members of Parks dept