Hanging baskets and Victoria Park ‘in bloom’

The ‘Newbury in Bloom 2020’ campaign is now underway and you can start to plan your entry and register now! Last year we had a record number of entries which helped us to win a Silver Gilt Award in Britain in Bloom, as well as achieving Green Flag status for Victoria Park. With your help, we are looking forward to another successful year.

Newbury in Bloom aims to improve the appearance of our town and environment and make Newbury a greener, cleaner and more pleasant place to live together with promoting horticultural excellence.

We are encouraging community groups, schools and all members of the community to take part to help make Newbury ‘bloom’ during the summer months. The winners of each category will receive £100 in vouchers or a cash prize together with a uniquely handcrafted trophy.

The 7 categories for the Newbury in Bloom campaign for 2020 are:

  • School & Colleges
  • Community Projects
  • Allotments
  • Businesses
  • Places of Worship
  • Almshouses
  • Public Buildings

If you would like to enter and have a go the Newbury in Bloom entry forms are available from the Town Hall in the Market Place or email: or telephone on 01635 35486 to ask for an application form. You can also enter online from our website

Newbury will be entering the Royal Horticultural Society’s national “Britain in Bloom” competition once again this year. The winners of each category in the Newbury in Bloom Awards may also have the opportunity to be part of our Britain in Bloom routes.

Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council said, “We would like to thank everyone for making Newbury so much brighter through the fantastic displays in 2019. This helped Newbury in Bloom achieve a Silver Gilt and an award of special recognition in the Britain in Bloom regionals.”

He continued, “As it was such a success, we have high hopes for our second entry this time and would encourage everyone to get involved to help make Newbury ‘blooming’ marvellous in 2020!”

As in previous years the Town Council will be putting up over 100 hanging baskets throughout the town and at Shaw and Newtown Road Cemeteries. Beautiful floral displays will be planted at our recreation grounds and open spaces, and Victoria Park, our ‘jewel in the crown’ will be alive with flower beds, roses, flowers and shrubs which have been planted on ‘community planting days’ over the autumn and winter.

Closing date for entries is 19 June 2020 and the judging for the competition will take place week commencing 29 June 2020.

Schools and CollegesBusinessesCommunity ProjectsPlaces of WorshipAlmshousesPublic BuildingsAllotments

If you are entering the Allotments category please remember to fill in your Site and Plot Number.

Plot No:

All information on this form is confidential and for ‘In Bloom’ administration purposes and will be destroyed within 30 days of September 30th 2020.
Should you wish to have your information retained for further ‘In Bloom’ activities please tick Yes or No.

By signing this application you are confirming that you are over 16 years of age.