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The ‘Newbury in Bloom 2022’ campaign is now underway, and you can start to plan your entry and register now!

After the huge success of previous years, unfortunately we had to cancel the campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020 and 2021. This year we are excited to reveal that Newbury in Bloom will once again take place. Closing date for initial submissions is 10 June 2022 and the judging for the competition will take place week commencing 18 July 2022.

Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council said, “Over the last couple of years, the ‘In Bloom’ communities who have supported the Newbury in Bloom competition have functioned in different ways, and we are hoping that everyone will once again get involved in the campaign I am keen to see the work that local communities are doing and I know there are a number of new community groups who are involved with local planting and gardening schemes”.

He continued, “There are some great prizes on offer to the winners, so get your gloves on and make a start!”

Newbury Town Council are keen to continue engaging with the residents of Newbury, encouraging the projects that they have been working on and recognise everyone’s hard work within the ‘In Bloom’ communities.  The campaign aims to improve the appearance of our town and environment and making Newbury a greener, cleaner and more pleasant place to live together with promoting horticultural excellence.                                          

Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Town Council’s Green Spaces Working Group said, “We are all looking forward to viewing the entries after the last couple of years and would like to thank our sponsors, The Yew Tree Garden Centre, Rivar Sand & Gravel Ltd, Sundog Hire and Greentips who are providing generous support and prizes for the competition”.

We are increasing the categories this year to 7 awards for 2022:

  • Neighbourhood - 5 + properties (including alms-houses & canal boats)
  • Community Projects - any community or Group working together.
  • Places of worship or Assembly  
  • Allotment
  • Miniature Garden - (window box, hanging basket 1mx1m max)
  • Business
  • Schools

Awards will be presented for current and ongoing projects, although these may have started in 2020 or in previous years. Projects can be of any size, small or large.

If you would like to enter and have a go, all of the information can be found on our website https://www.newbury.gov.uk/community-services/newbury-in-bloom/ or you can email newburyinbloom@newbury.gov.uk or call us on 01635 35486.

As in previous years the Town Council will be putting up over 100 hanging baskets throughout the town and at Shaw and Newtown Road Cemeteries. Beautiful floral displays will be planted at our recreation grounds and open spaces, and Victoria Park, our ‘Jewel in the Crown’ will be alive with flower beds, roses, flowers and shrubs.



Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council martin.colston@newbury.gov.uk 01635 36591

Cllr Jon Gage, Chair Green Spaces Working Group jon.gage@newbury.gov.uk

David Ingram, Community Services Manager David.ingram@newbury.gov.uk 01635 780208

James Heasman, Parks & Open Spaces Officer james.heasman@newbury.gov.uk 07775 434475