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.
We are still not able to look after our town displays and only exercise once a day.
Never the less as we have been using more sustainable planting for the past few years means the town still puts on a good show without too much intervention.
Luckily while exercising there is nothing stopping people like Gill Matthews and Ruth Benton taking great spring pictures in and around town!
Here's a sample.....
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!
With the current Covid-19 lockdown in place, we have been unable to carry out any planting or routine maintenance of our displays but hope our community are able to enjoy our Spring displays whilst out exercising. We always plant our own baskets for the town but social distancing has prevented us from doing this for 2020.
Fortunately the majority are now sustainably planted and I am sure these plants will continue to keep Kingsbridge looking good throughout the Summer. Keeping safe with the coronavirus around must be the top priority but it is very frustrating that we cannot continue with our work at present.
When the lockdown occurred we were well on the way to completing our Mayflower Voyage 400th anniversary display entry for the Britain in Bloom campaign. This was an exciting new feature which we had planned and will be used for next year's entry.
Our team of volunteer’s are keeping their spirits high and keeping in constant touch by social media and continuing with our plans to keep Kingsbridge attractive and looking forward to wielding our trowels, forks and spades as soon as we can safely do so.
If you are interested in seeing how the town looks in May click on the picture in this message.