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.
Unfortunately we are into another Covid-19 national lockdown following H. M. Government guidelines. The safety of the team and our community is our prime consideration. Pictures taken mainly by Gill Matthews and Ruth Benton will be displayed here to show the town remains looking beautiful. See below......
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 key sponsor who appreciates all the effort KIB puts in, is
The Creeks End Inn on the square who always supports the team with refreshments after a hard day tending the towns flora. A big thank you goes to the manager Terry Harvey who always has a welcoming smile!
As I write this report we are about to go into another national lockdown due to COVID-19, however we in KIB still remain positive and keen to get all of our Winter planting finished before the restrictions are imposed.
We were keen to ensure that the town remains attractive through this difficult time and it’s our contribution to help lift the spirits of our residents and visitors.
I trust that we will have the usual good support from everyone at our AGM this month (see the notice posted on this website.) Before lockdown was announced we had already decided that the only effective way of holding this safely was by Zoom.
As well as our display planting we are due to take delivery of some new mature trees to replace those that were recently damaged along the estuary. This has been possible as a result of a generous sponsor and will ensure that our fantastic tree tail and quiz is up and running again.
Finally, I can report that progress is now well advanced to upgrade much of the street furniture throughout the town building on our successes in the Britain in Bloom competition.
I hope everyone will stay safe and well.