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!
It is going to be a busy month for us as we move into Autumn.
This coming week all of our hanging baskets will be removed and where possible plants will be saved or composted as appropriate.
After many months since we received our Queens Award for Voluntary Service (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020, we will presented with our award on Tuesday 5th October by The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon in the garden display area of our town Museum so we are hoping for good weather. The presentation was delayed by COVID and we look forward to giving him and The Vice Lieutenant our usual Kingsbridge warm welcome.
Following that, we will be travelling to Weston-Super-Mare on 7th October to receive the results of our 2021 South West in Bloom campaign efforts and have now been informed that the results in the National awards will be announced by the RHS via extensive media coverage and social media on Friday 8th October.
In the meantime our hardy group of volunteers are busy maintaining our displays.