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:
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.
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