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.
K.I.B. work in co-ordination with the"RHS Britain in Bloom" scheme. It has brought Kingsbridge success and national fame winning Britain in Bloom Gold medals and many other national accolades. Click here to take a look at the RHS Britain in Bloom website, particularly the home page video, to inspire you to join us!
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.
A warm sunny day greeted our two South West in Bloom judges, Steve Clampin and Richard Beale to our town on 5th July.
After a brief introduction and presentation the team were out in force for a photo shoot and cry by our town crier Roger Pinder.
We were able to show off the whole of Kingsbridge with our many heritage sites and stunning floral displays which were looking at their very best thanks to the outstanding dedication and enthusiasm of our team.
It is great that the local press are on board with our bloom journey and I was particularly delighted to see that we were given some front page coverage.
It’s now a challenge to keep the town looking at it’s best as there will be much to be maintained in readiness for our next significant judging for the RHS National Champion of Champions judging which will take place just after our fair week on 1st August.
No pressure then!
South West in Bloom Judging
Friday 5th July
National Champions of Champions Judging
Thursday 1st August