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.
Kingsbridge won RHS Gold in the highest category of Champion of Champions at the South West in Bloom awards in Yeovil on the Thursday the 4th October yesterday.
It's your Neighbourhood certificates for our town were also presented and achieved a very high standard with 5 top awards of outstanding and 4 awards of Thriving . These are ranked from levels 1 to 5 with level 5 being outstanding. I will be contacting the lead IYN representitives over the next few days.
Certificates and feedback sheets will be presented at our KIB celebration and AGM evening event on 24th October 8:00 pm at Age Concern.
Over 400 people attended the event.The RHS South West Region is the second largest region in the country and covers the area of South Gloucestershire, Somerset,Devon ,Cornwall, Wiltshire and Dorset.
We could not have achieved this great result without the dedication and support of our local community, volunteer groups, businesses and local authorities and of course our fantastic KIB team who are totally committed to keeping our town vibrant and attractive. So a big thank you to everyone involved.
As you may be aware, Kingsbridge in Bloom are also a National RHS Finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition and will be attending the Finalist Awards which are due to be held in Belfast on 19th October.
8:00 pm @ Age Concern