Yeovil in Bloom
Yeovil in Bloom was established in 1996 and is funded and managed by Yeovil Town Council. The “In Bloom” concept grew from the Britain in Bloom vision conceived in 1963. Now managed by the Royal Horticultural Society.The vision being “to improve and regenerate our local environment, both locally and nationally, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects and sweep away eyesores that blight our streets such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.”
By encouraging and involving the whole of our community, Yeovil in Bloom has fostered a huge sense of team spirit. The spring and summer floral displays and 1,000,000 daffodils mean the town is vibrant all year. Yeovil will continue to be a pleasant place to live and visit, thus helping to ensure the prosperity we are all fortunate to enjoy.
Yeovil won GOLD this year, 2016, in the RHS South West in Bloom Competition. This represents a fantastic achievement and could not happen without the support of the local community. Shops in the Town regularly back the scheme by purchasing hanging baskets. The Town’s roundabouts are sponsored by local businesses, look out for them. This initiative cannot succeed without their support and the Town Council is grateful to all sponsors and participants for their generosity.
Yeovil in Bloom and the Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom competition isn’t just about floral displays. We must also demonstrate a commitment to environmental issues and community participation. This year thanks must go to Yeovil Country Park, Preston C of E Primary School, The Hub, Kenmore Drive and the shops in Princes Street who made up our tour. We would not win GOLD without showcasing these groups.
We also support the following Neighbourhoods, Schools and Community Groups
Westfield Community Association
Wyndham Park Community Garden
Pen Mill School
The Vanessa Project
St Marks Allotment garden
West Abbey Care Centre
Milford Infant and Junior Schools
Grey to Green for Health and Happiness is the new RHS initiative to get us involved.
If you would like to form a group and discover the benefits of joining with your neighbours to create a more inspiring environment to live in please contact us.
Sponsors for 2016-2018 are:
Elite Spa, M&J Bowers, Proudhouse, The Old Creamery, Yeovil Diver Training and Half Marathon, Wakely & Sons, Yeovil Glass and Window Centre
Each year the Yeovil in Bloom Gardening Competition attracts keen gardeners from around the Town and from all age groups. If you are new to gardening why not get together with your neighbours and enter the Neighbourhood Display Category? Several schools take part but if you are a teacher and your school doesn’t have a gardening club please get in touch, we can offer advice and support.
If you would like to find out more about Yeovil in Bloom and/or take part, contact Lesley Jelleyman on 01935 462837 or Steve Fox on 01935 462828.