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Bovey Tracey was awarded Gold in the ‘Pennant’ category at the South West in Bloom campaign 2023 and Best in Category! This is a great result for Bovey Tracey which is recognised for its community horticultural attributes.

Further awards within Bovey Tracey went to:

South West in Bloom Businesses Awards:

The Bell Inn - Gold

Brookside Tea Rooms - Gold

It’s Your Neighbourhood Award was awarded to:

Bovey Tracey Primary School - Outstanding

Community Garden - Outstanding

Friends of Mill Marsh Park - Outstanding

Garden Club - Outstanding

Growing Space – Establishing

Sheila Brooke, Town Mayor would like to congratulate and thank everyone who entered and to all the residents who helped prepare for the day. An amazing result - well done!

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign, one of the largest campaigns in Europe, involves over one thousand communities across the UK each year.

RHS Britain in Bloom focuses on: Horticultural Achievement (40%), Environmental Responsibility (30%) and Community Participation (30%). In Bovey Tracey the South West in Bloom concentrates on the following activities:

Park cleanliness and maintenance

Planting and maintaining floral features

Creating wildflower meadows

Community engagement projects

Highlighting environmental initiatives and issues (reducing the use of natural resources, balancing seasonal and permanent planting, reintroducing native plants).

The town’s Bloom leaders work closely with the Town Council, local businesses, residents, and gardening enthusiasts. Judging takes place during July.


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