Bath in Bloom
We are proud to have Mary Berry CBE as our Patron
If you wish to contact us please note our new e-mail address is email@example.com
The Chairman of the Bath in Bloom committee Steve Brook planting trees with other volunteers, organised by "More trees for Bath and Northeast Somerset" December 2020.
Bath has always been expert at creating 3 Dimensional 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. (Please note that due to the Corona virus pandemic there was no 3D display in 2020)
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 chairman Steve Brook
Here is a list of the plants used in the Manvers Street planters
September 2020 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
Brock Street flower beds Spring 2019
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.