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The Newbury in Bloom Presentation evening took place at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on 14 September 2023. The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Nigel Foot, together with the sponsors, presented the awards to the very deserving winners. There were a total of 38 entries received for the eight categories this year.

All entrants were invited to attend on the evening and the winners of each category were announced on the stage.

The winners were presented with a beautiful fork and trowel set, burn etched by local pyrography artist Naomi Lunn, together with a certificate and a prize from the sponsors for each category.

The evening also celebrated the Green Flag status achieved for Victoria Park and City Recreation ground earlier in the year, recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as two of the very best parks. The prestigious Green Flag Award is the recognised mark of a quality park or green space and demonstrates to the public that the Park boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.  

Cllr Gary Norman, Leader of the Council, said, “I am sure we can all agree that Newbury looks spectacular throughout the year and it’s great to see so many people putting in that extra effort and showing what can be done to enhance our town for everyone to enjoy”.

Cllr Norman added, “Together with our recent ‘Green Flag’ awards for both Victoria Park and City Recreation Ground we can all be proud to live and work in Newbury. I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Newbury in Bloom campaign and thank the Corn Exchange, Newbury and all of our sponsors for their invaluable support in making the awards such a success.

The winners for the Newbury in Bloom awards are as follows:  

Schools and Colleges – sponsored by Rivar Sand and Gravel Ltd

Winner – Newbury College

Allotments – sponsored by Yew Tree Garden Centre

Winner – Sally Overend Wash Common Allotments

Community Projects – sponsored by Rivar Sand and Gravel Ltd

Winner – The Globe Garden 

Businesses – sponsored by Sundog Hire

Winner – Baldev’s Dental Care

Places of Worship – sponsored by Sundog Hire

Winner – St John the Evangelist Church

Neighbourhood – sponsored by Greentips Tree Surgery

Winner – Lower Raymond Almshouses

Miniature Garden – sponsored by Greentips Tree Surgery

Winner – Mencap Centre

For information on the judges scoring system please click here.

For a full list of the entrants for 2023 click here


Any questions please email newburyinbloom@newbury.gov.uk or call us on 01635 35486.

Click on the links below to see a short film of the Community Projects that are currently taking place together with Newbury Town Council: 

NHS Commemorative Garden at Old Hospital Green

Lockdown Woods Project

City Recreation Ground Orchard & Wildflower Meadow

Secret Garden Project, Lock Island

One Tree Park Allotments

All Entrants Attending On The Presentation Evening

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Here we are showcasing some of the best efforts from within our town. 

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Britain in Bloom

Newbury is now starting to see the benefits from these campaigns and the improvements to the town’s appearance. The campaign awards prizes for the best Community Project, Place of Worship, School, Business, Allotment plot and Almshouses with new categories planned. Over recent years we have produced some fantastic results.

Britain in Bloom will incorporate the highlights of Newbury in Bloom and will be used to continue to improve the appearance and the environment of the Town.

Register your interest

If you are interested in being involved in Britain in Bloom or Newbury in Bloom please contact James on 01635 35486 or towncouncil@newbury.gov.uk