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.
KIB are out working again!
H.M.Government have issued recent guidelines which allow our KIB team to start work again and keep our town attractive. The safety of the team is our prime consideration. The RHS insurance and local authority have been contacted and the document complies with their advice.
Gill Matthews and Ruth Benton took great spring pictures during lock down around town! 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!
September was a busy month for the team and we were able to replace our main display planters along the Embankment in readiness for delivery of our quality top soil to be delivered in a week or so.
It was great to receive the support of Cuming Containers, Jewsons and our Town Council to help us achieve this.
It is however unfortunate that KIB’s major contribution to both the town and surrounding area does not seem to be recognised by our District Council who fall short in term of working together as we have in the past.
We all know that these are difficult times with COVID-19 around us but we are determined to safely work through it knowing that horticulture and a sense of wellbeing is important to our community.
Fortunately the team remain conscientious and continues to grow in strength. We continue to have great support from our businesses, members of the public and our visitors and currently on plan to have a good show of Winter/Spring bulbs and plants before we embark on our major displays for 2021.
The displays throughout are still looking good despite the changeable weather.
KIB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
@ 6:45pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020
VIA ZOOM only
Please contact the Secretary for Zoom invite link no later than 10th November