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!
I do hope that everyone is enjoying the post judging break and would like to thank everyone for their ongoing attendance at our weekly working parties and to maintaining our watering schedule.
Kingsbridge is still looking great and we will attempt to keep it going for as long as possible.
During August we have supported an excellent ‘Love your Park’ event in the Recreation ground which was attended by hundreds of people and it was very well received by everyone. Hopefully we can repeat a similar event in the future.
We have also presented the winners of the children’s Sunflower competition
with their beautifully designed certificates.
KIB will be at the Kingsbridge Show on 7th September, supporting the car parking in the morning and with our own stand in the marquee in the afternoon so it promises to be a great event.
We are now looking forward to our awards presentations for the regional and nationals on 11th and 25th October so fingers crossed for good results following the effort put in by the team and the support of the community, which this year has been quite outstanding.
Inevitably at this time of year our thoughts are also turning to our Winter/Spring displays as well as our themed display for 2019 which promises to be quite special.