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 woking 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!
Despite the mixed weather the team have been out in force to maintain our displays and planning for delivery of our 8 new 100% recycled plastic planters to replace the distressed ones on the Embankment.
It will be a logistical challenge for us because of the proximity of these to the busy A379 and we have to assure the Police and DCC that we have carried out a risk assessment to ensure safe working. Additionally, we will fill these with good quality local soil before we re-plant for our Winter/Spring displays.
Other plans are well advanced for our 2021 entry into the ‘bloom competition.
One of our main display features, our 100 year old Devonshire hay cart has been removed from the Town Square for refurbishment and will be returned in Spring.
This month a second public consultation has taken place to review plans to green-up our Fore Street which has been well received by the community.
Our recent gold achievements in the regional and national Britain in Bloom competitions has been well received by the Town Council who are keen to continue to build on our success.