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The ‘Newbury in Bloom 2021’ campaign is now underway, and you can start to plan your entry and register now!

In 2020, after the huge success of previous years, unfortunately the decision had to be taken not to run the campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year we are excited to reveal that Newbury in Bloom will take place, albeit in a different way than previous years to ensure the safety of our entrants and our judges.

Over the last year, the ‘In Bloom’ communities who have supported both the Newbury in Bloom and our entry to the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition have functioned in different ways, but we hope that everyone will still want to get involved.

Newbury Town Council are keen to continue engaging with the residents of Newbury, encouraging the projects that they have been working on and recognise everyone’s hard work within the ‘In Bloom’ communities.  The campaign aims to improve the appearance of our town and environment and making Newbury a greener, cleaner and more pleasant place to live together with promoting horticultural excellence.

To this end, we are expanding five of the most appropriate awards for 2021. They are more relevant to the current situation and are more flexible in the way that the public. The categories this year will be:

  • Neighbourhood - 5 + properties (including alms-houses & canal boats)
  • Community Projects - any community or Group working together.
  • Places of worship or Assembly  
  • Allotment
  • Miniature Garden - (window box, hanging basket 1mx1m max, window displays)

Awards will be presented for current and ongoing projects, although these may have started in 2020 or in previous years. Projects can be of any size, small or large.

This year there are 3 ways for entrants to get involved with the campaign. You can submit a video to us via a YouTube link, send a photographic portfolio, or the judges can visit you in person, if regulations permit.

If you would like to enter and have a go, all of the information can be found on our website https://www.newbury.gov.uk/community-services/newbury-in-bloom/ or you can email newburyinbloom@newbury.gov.uk or call us on 01635 35486.

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.

Closing date for initial submissions is 31 May 2021 and the judging for the competition will take place week commencing 19 July 2021.




David Ingram, Community Services Manager David.ingram@newbury.gov.uk 01635 780208

James Heasman, Parks & Open Spaces Officer james.heasman@newbury.gov.uk 07775 434475