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- BBC Springwatch
- Natural England
- RHS Britain in Bloom
- The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
- Plymouth's Buzzing (Buglife)
- South West In Bloom
- National Trust
- Dartmoor National Park
- Blue Sound
- Disabled Go - Parks, Nature and Green Spaces
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Plymouth in Bloom celebrates our fabulous city and the efforts everyone goes to in order to make it a colourful and vibrant place to live.
Residents, businesses, community groups, allotment tenants and schools can all get involved in transforming neighbourhoods and creating a blaze of colour across Plymouth.
Through Plymouth in Bloom we aim to improve our local environment and quality of life and celebrate the achievements of our green fingered community.
Local volunteer judges tour the city during July to assess the variety of floral displays, allotment plots and sites, community projects, school gardens , floral displays and much more.
If you would like to enter Plymouth in Bloom please visit our how to enter Plymouth in Bloom page for more details.
A new Plymouth in Bloom committee for 2013
The new Plymouth in Bloom committee has elected a new Chairman and other lead members to give the community more input into the 'In Bloom' campaign. This has been implemented to promote the Council's aim of becoming a Co-operative Council giving the community a bigger say in what happens within the city. Committee members are as follows:
- Chairman, Bernard Todkill
- Vice Chair, Mike Gallagher
- Treasurer, Ricky Hoskin
- Secretary, Sue Baddley
- Projects coordinator, Moe Townsend
- PCC Lead Officer, Carol Wride
All committee members will continue to work with the Council and Councillor Brian Vincent (Portfolio Holder for the Environment) to deliver the Plymouth in Bloom campaign for 2013.
If any one is interested in getting involved with the Plymouth in Bloom committee please call Street Scene Services on 01752 606034.
Plymouth in Bloom 2012 awards
Lord Mayor Michael Wright presented the awards to the residents, community groups and businesses who impressed the local volunteer judges. Among the gold winners last year were:
- The Retreat Care home - Best Container Display and Best Hanging Baskets
- Jaipur Palace - Best Restaurant
- Plympton St Maurice Civic Association - Best Street (Fore Street)
- Friends of Freedom Fields Park - Best Communal Garden
- Diggin’ It, Penlee Valley - Best Environmental Project
- Embankment Road Allotments - Best Allotment site
- Maritime Inn - Best Public House
- Yealmpstone Farm Primary School - Best School Garden Display
- Brook Green Centre for Learning - Best School Scarecrow
- Coombe Dean Academy - Best School Wheelbarrow
- City Centre Manager Clint Jones, in accosiation with Trebor Maintenance for the Wildflower planting at the Jigsaw Garden, City Centre
- Mr Bishop, retiring Volunteer Judge - Outstanding Contribution to the 'In Bloom' campaign
- The Retreat Care Home - Best in Competition
- Mr Mulvey, Chichester House Flats - Champion of Champions
Royal Horticultural Society judge Ian Thompson will be presenting the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' awards. This year there were 48 Plymouth winners.
The seven community projects to win the top award level of 'Outstanding' were:
- East End Community Allotments
- Chichester House Flats
- Diggin' it, Penlee Valley
- Maker View Project
- Plympton St. Maurice Civic Association
- St Budeaux church allotments
- Vauxhall Street Community Courtyard
Sponsors supporting Plymouth in Bloom
Street Scene Services would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their continued support for the Plymouth in Bloom campaign.
- Alan Cumming and Co Estate Agent
- DFR Roofing
- Evans Harvey Solicitors
- Fairway Furniture
- James Roper Solicitors
- KPM - Kawasaki Precision Machinery
- Lyneham Nurseries
- Mansbridge and Balment
- Plymouth Citybus
- Plymouth Community Homes
- Plymouth Garden Centre
- Rowes Garage
- T2 Dental
- Town and Country Letting
- Walker Lahive Solicitors
- Yacht Haven Quay
If you would like to sponsor any aspect of Plymouth in Bloom please contact us on 01752 606034.