Kingsbridge in South Devon is a lovely traditional market town that sits on the edge of a sea estuary surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside. That natural beauty inspired a small group of volunteers to enhance their town bringing floral colour to its very heart.
In 2007 those volunteers named themselves Kingsbridge in Bloom (KIB) and ever since then the team has grown from strength to strength. The team's dedication working all year round has won the admiration of the town's community and visitors alike. Making Kingsbridge a beautiful place to live and visit.
Such praise just confirms how successful Kingsbridge in Bloom is and an inspiration to carry on and progress even further. This site will enlighten you to the activities and support Kingsbridge in Bloom embraces. Remember none of this would happen without those vital volunteers and hope the information within may encourage you to join our friendly group. Our activity brings inspiration, friendship, laughter and above all the admiration of the community that benefits from all that effort.
On 16th July we were delighted to welcome RHS judges Jon Wheatley and guest judge Sue Maddocks to assess Kingsbridge in the South West in Bloom Champion of Champions Britain in Bloom competition.
Fortunately the weather was a little cooler and partly sunny for the two and a half hour tour which took in most of the town which all looked stunning.
At the start of the tour the judges met the team in blue and then again at various places along the route before finishing at the Methodist Church for refreshments and an excellent display of our year round working.
We have since been judged for the It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) areas in Kingsbridge which were really excellent and a credit to everyone involved for all of their hard work. We really value our IYN’s who are very much an integral part of our town entry.
The RHS judging of our Memorial Recreation Ground has also taken place and looked at it’s very best despite the recent high winds and heavy rain. At the time of judging the park was full of people enjoying the facilities which hopefully bodes well for our final result.
There is much work to do to keep the displays looking at their best for our main Britain in Bloom Finalist judging on Monday 6th August. I know with such a dedicated and supportive team we will provide our very best entry to date.
We look forward to welcoming our RHS National judges Kim Parish and Lesley Jellyman to enjoy the day with us.