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NATIONAL RESULTS FOR SOUTH WEST ENTRIES

2014 turned out to be a most successful year for our entrants

Small City   - BATH                                   Gold award and Class winners

Large Town - Truro                               Gold award and Class winners

                                                                & Community award

Urban Communities - Portishead       Gold Award and Class Winners

                                                               & Pride of Place Award

Small Village - Tresco                          Gold Award

                                                                      & Conservation & Wildlife award

Town - Thornbury                                 Silver Gilt Award

Coastal over 12,000 pop - Sidmouth  Silver Gilt Award

Community Champion Award  -          Richard Budge, Truro

The Britain in Blooom South West presentation was held on Thursday 18th September.

It was a tremendous success with over 450 attending the Event, which was hosted superbly by Trowbridge Town Council. The event had special features to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Britain in Bloom. Children from the Trinity Academy at Radstock released 380 gold blooms from the park during the lunchtime, and also the provided the finale to the event with their singing of songs.

The Chairman Jon Wheatley has made the following statement.

Presentation Event 18th September 2014 - Click here to see the Britain In Bloom South West 2014 Winners

2014 Trophy Winners                         It's Your Neighbourhood results

To purchase or view pictures of the event please visit the EDP Photonews web site  HERE

 

Following the success at Chelsea, the team built a similar garden at Gardening Scotland, in Edinburgh. We received a Premier Gold, and again best Garden.

The team is now busy at Hampton Court Flower show where they are in the process of building the Britain in Bloom garden for The Royal Horticultural Society.

GOLD

Diamond Jubilee Award for the Best Exhibit in the Great Pavilion

Chelsea 2014

The SUN newspaper report on Chelsea Garden

Entries are now closed for our main competition. in 2014. 2014 entries have been very good.

We have also had a tremendous response to our new  Pennant class. that we introduced last year. We have had new entries who have progressed from an IYN entry last year, to some who have returned after a few years break.

Judges allocation list for 2014

2014 Pennant entries

See the progress of new pennant entries with Exeter Parks Watch.

EXETER CITY RETURNS To Britain in Bloom South West

You can find details here of  our "It's Your Neighbourhood" awards category. This is for resident led groups cleaning and greening up their patch, read more about neighbourhood awards.

We are thankful to all those businesses that support us with their sponsorship. Our Sponsors

Click here for our Newsletters                        Spring Newsletter 2014 now Available

The response for our Seminars have been tremendous this year with over 140 delegates attended Bath and over 80 at Tavistock. Both seminars proved a great success and out thanks go to Bath and Tavistock for hosting them. Reports from the seminars at Bath and Tavistock will follow shortly. 

It's Your Neighbourhood.

We have had a tremendous response to It's your neighbourhood and we are now over 500 entries. certiainly a challenge when we visit to assess them all.

This is the full list of IYN entries for 2014.

Grenville Johnson, one of the leaders of the Kensington road project gave  a tremendous talk to the delegates at our Bath seminar, and then at Tavistock.

He was also featured on "The great British Garden Revival" You can see more on their web Site
 

NEW DISCRETIONARY AWARDS IN 2014

These are for the Best Park and one for the Best Allotment site.

Allotments

The allotments will be judged as part of the normal judging tour, if possible, if not they will be judged separatly.

List of 2014 entries for Best Allotment

BEST PARK

The best Park competition is a new category introduced by the RHS. These will be judged separately to any other competition during July and August and you can see the criteria for judging HERE.

Best Park entries for 2014

POPPY FIELDS

Especially for 2014 we are introducing a special award form the Best Display using Field Poppy. This is to recognise the many towns , villages and communities that are sowing special poppy fields and displays to mark the start of World war I in August 1914. The judges will be looking for these during their judging, but if you have another location that you would to have visited pleawse Please E mail the details to  southwestinbloom@aol.com .

Giant Sunflower Competition for schools  Suttons Seeds

Do you qualify for Discount on Suttons seeds

Britain in Bloom South West at Chelsea in 2014

 

The theme for the children's picture competition this year will be "Poppies" .

Click on the link below and you will see full details.

BBC 2 - The Big Allotment Challenge More details Here

 

CHILDRENS COMPETITION 2014                    Adult Competition in 2014

Childrens Winner 2013

Up To 6 Years Old  Joint Winners
On left

Amelia Hill
Corsham Primary School

On Right
Jimmy Richards
St Patricks Corsham

You can view all the  Childrens Painting Competition winners Here

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