In 2016 the Britain in Bloom South West awards ceremony was held in the lovely town of Taunton, where Weston-super-Mare took home gold. Weston in Bloom, which is funded and organized by Weston-super-Mare Town Council, won a gold in its category for the fifth time.
Thanks go to all the volunteers, staff, councillors and all who are involved, for their hard work, dedication and commitment throughout the year.
Weston-super-Mare also received many It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.
What is Weston in Bloom?
Each year Weston-super-Mare enters into the national competition “Britain in Bloom” which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society. This national campaign is all about improving your local environment and each year Weston-super-Mare will be assessed on:
- Horticultural Achievement
- Community Participation
- Environmental Responsibility
Weston-super-Mare enters into the local South West region Campaign and has won the Gold Award for the past five years.
More information on the different stages of the competition can be found Royal Horticultural Society website.
How can I get in involved?
Weston in Bloom is always taking on new projects and therefore is always looking for new volunteers to help out when they can. Whether you have been a keen gardener for many years or just looking for something different, Weston in Bloom is a friendly group of people who would be thrilled to have you on board! We are not asking you to dedicate all your time, just a couple of hours a week would make a huge difference.
If you would like to volunteer, or for more information, please contact us.
What is the It’s Your Neighbourhood Campaign and can I join?
The ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Campaign’ allows Community Groups to get involved with Britain in Bloom. It’s all about improving the area you live in, similar to Britain in Bloom, however on a smaller scale. Some examples are:
- Turning a derelict piece of land into a community space for all to share.
- An allotment group growing produce to give back to the community
- An 'Edible Community Garden' which encourages people to learn more about growing their own food and working together as a team.
- Brightening up the street you live in by working with your neighbours to introduce hanging baskets and other floral displays.
More information can be found at the Royal Horticultural Society website.
Each year Weston in Bloom organises the entries for the town’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards’.
Weston in Bloom is proud to announce they have received a Silver Gilt from their National Entry into Britain In Bloom! At an award evening in Sunderland on Friday 16th October it was announced that Weston-super-Mare had won Silver Gilt in their National Entry. This is just one below Gold and a fantastic result for […]
On Tuesday 29th October all the Volunteers and members of Weston In Bloom met at the Blakehay Theatre. A celebration of all their hard work over the past year took place and it was announced that WIB had won Gold in the Regional Category for the 4th Year in a Row whilst also winning the […]
Weston in Bloom is in urgent need of volunteers to help with the many projects they have around Weston-Super-Mare. Whether you have been a keen gardener for many years or just looking for something different, Weston in Bloom is a friendly group of people who would be thrilled to have you on board! We are […]
Our National Year Weston-Super-Mare has been selected to enter the National Britain in Bloom competition in 2015! This is a great honour for the town. Weston in Bloom has claimed Gold for the past 3 years in the South West regional category and will now be entering the national category. This will involve 2 judging […]
Weston-super-Mare Regional Judging Day – Great Success ! Weston-super-Mare had its Regional Judging day for South West in Bloom on Tuesday 7th July. Although the weather didn’t seem promising at first, no ones spirits were dampened and the sun shone through on a successful day for Weston in Bloom! This year’s judges were Tony Moor […]