Blooming Brilliant!

Calling all Bournemouth gardeners – your town is a finalist in the 2018 Britain In Bloom competition and if you have a garden, great or small, a windowbox or even just a flowerpot you can help us to win this prestigious award.

Now in its 54th year, the nationwide competition pits rural villages, urban corners and city centres against one another across a range of criteria including horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation. The RHS Britain in Bloom judges will visit all the finalists in August. The winners of each category and finalists’ final score – ranging from Gold to Bronze will be announced at an awards ceremony in Belfast on 19th October.

After hearing the news Chris Colledge, Chairman of Bournemouth in Bloom, said, “Horticultural excellence and achievement has been part of Bournemouth’s heritage for many years and it is the greatest honour and privilege to be invited to be part of Britain in Bloom 2018”.

So titivate your garden and plant your pots to help Bournemouth keep its reputation as a blooming marvellous town.

The photograph was taken in 2016 outside Westbourne Library the last time Britain In Bloom judges visited. They are pictured with the mayor at the time, Cllr Eddie Coope, children from St Michael’s School and Bournemouth In Bloom committee members.