Weston in Bloom
Britain’s nationwide gardening competition has been keeping our towns and cities in bloom since 1963. Each year Weston-super-Mare enters into the national competition ‘Britain in Bloom’. Britain in Bloom part of the Royal horticultural society and judging takes place every year in the month of July.
Weston in Bloom is funded and organized by Weston-super-Mare Town Council.
On several occasions, we have won Gold in our category as well as the Silver Gilt award, including the South West Tourism Cup for our contribution to tourism locally.
Weston won gold at the South West in Bloom awards 2021 – Weston won gold at the South West in Bloom awards. “South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that makes up RHS Britain in Bloom, which is the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe.
South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and other projects.
Thanks go to all the volunteers, staff, councillors and all who are involved, for their hard work, dedication and commitment throughout the year.
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 In Bloom Events
FREE yoga at Ellenborough Park West with Do YogaJune 8 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FREE yoga at Ellenborough Park West by Park YogaJune 11 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
FREE tree walk at Ellenborough Park WestJune 13 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE yoga at Ellenborough Park West with Do YogaJune 15 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FREE yoga at Ellenborough Park West by Park YogaJune 18 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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.
‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Campaign’
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’. If you want to find out more get in contact.