South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.

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Welcome to the South West in Bloom Website

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 Hi everyone

I sincerely hope that you are all well and enjoying this dry but cold spell.

 Having just driven from Plymouth to Chew Magna I have seen some exceptional Trees Flowers and Shrubs which herald the Spring and Summer  We in the South West do enjoy a wonderful Landscape and our many Communities show such interest and commitment to the principles and practices of gardening and the Environment.

I am pleased to announce that we have five representatives in the National Community awards, a virtual competition being staged by the RHS given that Covid has prevented a full judging tour.  You all may have seen the various news articles announcing our entry's Sidmouth, Truro, Exmouth, Portishead  and Kingsbridge whom we all wish well in representing us in these virtual Nationals.

 I am also very pleased to confirm that we have an excellent entry in our regional competition in the various categories which subject to the pandemic will be actually judged and assessed. This is great news and thank you all so much for keeping it all going as your efforts and sheer commitment is second to none.

 Climate change the environment and community involvement are a few key hot topics for you all to demonstrate in this years assessment along with your excellent gardening and horticulture.

I would like to thank my colleagues Terry and Richard for their continued dedication to South West in Bloom  and wish Melissa well in her new venture, that of taking on SWIB secretarial duties.

 Finally we have put together an exciting programme for 2021 including an entry at this year's Chelsea in the Autumn described elsewhere  .

 Well done team South West the best is yet to come keep up that resilience and enjoy your flowers as much as I do.

Jon Wheatley

Chairman .South West in Bloom






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