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 won GOLD and Category winner in the Britain in Bloom Southwest competition 2019.
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.

Huge congratulations to Weston Village gardening club, they work tirelessly throughout the year to help make Weston Village and the City of Bath a greener and nicer place to live and work.

Bath has always been expert at creating 3 Dimentional floral displays so here are some from over the years , the pictures have been taken from the booklet "Parade Gardens in 3D"
Many thanks to the following for making the publication possible;
Andy Chard; Richard Baulch-Collett; Moira Birks; Barry Cruse MBE; David Hargrave; Francis; Suzie and the late Terry Jordan; The Bath Chronicle.

Our 3D display in Parade gardens for 2019 celebrating 20 years of the Royal United Hospital "Forever Friends" appeal.

Judges Richard Budge and Jim Collins with Steve Brook and Barry Cruse MBE July17 2019

Richard and Jim having a rest!

Brilliant displays in Milsom Place with grateful thanks to Nicola Ware.

Manvers Street raised beds
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 in June 2019, the planting is of mainly drought tolerant and Bee friendly plants, it was designed by Bath in Bloom committee member Steve Brook.


   Here is a list of the plants used in the Manvers Street planters

September and looking lovely

Lovely wild flowers in Sydney gardens

New planters and seating at Brunel square Southgate

Southgate shopping centre looking lovely even on a wet June day

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 it fourteen times and have been finalists seventeen times, we have also won the South West in Bloom title an amazing twenty three times, no wonder we are called “The Floral City!”.
Bath has won Gold in the Britain in bloom Southwest competition 2019

The Bath in Bloom committee has encouraged and helped local community groups to get involved in the RHS “Its your neighbourhood"  scheme, over 500 community groups entered from across the South west region.

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.


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