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.
Firstly I would like the thank the team for their outstanding effort in planting out our displays.It's been very hard work and the plant quality is really good. I am confident that it will all have been worth our time and dedication.
Some small adjustments and additions to our beds is in hand and other necessary documents to give to both our regional and national judges is now completed ready for our judging days in July and August.
I must also thank the whole community for the hundreds fabulous knitted bees that are starting to swarm in so many places around Kingsbridge. I have never witnessed a community coming together like this before and it it is so rewarding to receive such fabulous support and encouragement for our group.
The swarm of bees moving from shop to shop in the town window displays continues to be a great success and also very well received.
It is so good to see our town really thriving,vibrant and attractive.
We have been so busy this year. Time seems to have past so quickly and here we are on our countdown to judging. The hard work continues with watering, hand weeding, painting and maintenance, all carried out by our 'Bloom Team'.
We are all proud to have been chosen by the RHS to compete at the very top level in the National Britain in Bloom competition.
I just hope that everyone will embrace this achievement with us and realise that the bloom activity is all about looking after our towns cities and villages for the benefit of everyone.
I believe that Kingsbridge is a good model of what can be achieved to improve our localities with a positive and enthusiastic team.
South West in Bloom Judging
Friday 5th July
National Champions of Champions Judging
Thursday 1st August