Wokingham in Bloom is the umbrella group for the town's entry into the Royal Horticultural Society's regional Thames and Chilterns in Bloom competition.

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Judging will take place on Friday 24th July 2015 along the route shown below.

 

bloom route 2015

 

Two experienced Bloom inspectors will look at everything along the route as we travel between the specific gardens and sites we show them. The route will be published by the end of April.

If your house is on the route please do look critically at your front garden and the juncture of your boundary and the pavement. Sometimes that's where those dastardly weeds live.

The competition is between villages, towns and cities with comparable populations and is judged in three main categories:

  • horticultural achievement
  • environmental responsibility
  • community participation

Each category is given equal weight. Scoring is based on long established RHS principles.

Gold award winners in 2015 may be entered into the national competition for Britain in Bloom in 2016 - again, in competition with similar sized localities. In 2013, Wokingham in Bloom's inaugural entry, the steering group was delighted to receive a prestigious Silver Gilt award and a regional prize as well. In 2014 with an improved score we also received a Silver Gilt medal. In 2015 we hope to go one better.

A whole array of local groups and organisations are taking part, for example, Wokingham Horticultural Association, Friends of the Emm Brook, Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers, the Town and Borough Councils, The Wokingham Society, All Saints Church, The Methodist Church and the impressively energetic Incredible Edible to name but a few.

In 2015 local residents, groups, schools and businesses are playing a prominent role. Some achievements to date:

  • Improvement to Pavilions Border
  • Many more glorious hanging flower baskets across the town
  • Incredible Edible cultivating land on Elms Field, Pavilions Border, Alderman Willey Close et cetera
  • Permission from the Environment Agency is eagerly anticipated to enable work to begin on re-establishing a pond at Woosehill Meadows.

Please don’t be shy come and help Wokingham in Bloom. If you are interested and/or curious please contact the Amenities Officer.

Much more information can be found on the Bloom website.

 

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