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 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!
Five members of our team travelled to the prestigious RHS National Awards function at Lindley Hall on 25th October 2019.
After an anxious wait we were absolutely thrilled to receive a gold award for Kingsbridge at the highest level in the Champion of Champions category.
The following day we, together with the other four towns and cities in our category had a surgery with the judges to receive feedback comments which is so important in order to recognise any weakness points that we can address for the future.
Overall the feedback was very positive. Quote : “Nowhere else will you see as good an example of sustainable planting, supplemented but not overstated by the use of seasonal bedding to lift and enhance the horticultural displays to another level”.
Our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer team work so hard throughout the year and this top accolade is just reward for them and an incentive to continue the keep our town looking attractive for every season.
I would just like to say that without the support of our many supporters, local groups, business community and council we could not have achieved this.
Compared with other towns and cities we do operate on a very low budget which makes our national success even more remarkable.
Finally, I must thank our team for their exception work in planting for our winter/spring displays this week in what turned out to be exceptionally bad weather.