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Tetbury in Bloom Mural created by Tetbury in Bloom and the pupils of St Mary's Primary School

During the time that we competed, Tetbury had a great deal of success in both the Regional (Heart of England in Bloom) and the National (Britain in Bloom) Campaigns.

The competition wasn’t just judged on flowers, it was also judged on Bio-diversity and community involvement.

Heart of England in Bloom Campaign

In the 2010 Heart of England in Bloom competition

Tetbury achieved

A fifth consecutive GOLD award

A third consecutive Category Winner award for
‘Best Small Town’

The judges’ discretionary award for ‘Community Achievement’

and was also judged the


in the Heart of England region

out of 47 entries


nominated for a second time
to represent the region in the
Britain in Bloom finals.

Britain in Bloom Campaign

Tetbury was a national Finalist in the
RHS Britain in Bloom Campaign in both 2009 and 2011,
achieving a Silver Gilt Award on both occasions

Judging on both occasions was followed by a Community Event at the Market Hall. As ever, the people of Tetbury did us proud, and the Judges were greeted by a packed Market Hall full of enthusiasm and support for Tetbury in Bloom.

Showing the Judges how much the community of Tetbury supports the campaign really did make a huge difference to how well we fared.


In 2011 Tetbury was competing against five of the very best small towns in the UK and our aim was to get that elusive Gold award that we so narrowly missed out on in 2009. Unfortunately, we “only” achieved a second Silver-Gilt Award, though the Judges did say (again) that we were very close to winning Gold.

Whatever the result, it is always a pleasure to show the town looking its best and what we can achieve when we work together to make our town a better place to live, work and visit.

Thank you to all who came along on Judging Day, and who helped in the days and weeks beforehand to make Tetbury shine.


Tetbury was a first-time Finalist in the national Britain in Bloom Campaign in 2009 and were presented with a Silver Gilt award, narrowly missing out on Gold

Some of the judges comments included:

 “A fantastic effort by all.

One to watch for the future and has the potential to progress through to the highest level of achievement in Britain in Bloom.

Well done!”

Horticultural Achievement:

(Sustainable planting )

“probably the best examples the judges have ever seen”


Environmental Responsibility:

“spectacularly clean”

“extremely impressive level of recycling”

wildflower panels- “exceptional – simple yet very effective”

Community Participation:

“representation from all ages and sectors of the community was unequalled”

“portfolio and tour exceptionally well thought out and executed”

“impressive support … an example others should follow”

Tetbury were also nominated for two Judges’ Discretionary Awards—the Permanent Landscaping Award (for the excellent sustainable planting) and the Community Award (for the way all ages and sections of the community came together.

As the Judges said - An extremely good result for a first-time finalist.

In Bloom Campaign

Some of the things the Judges were impressed by:

The  begonia hanging baskets on the Market Hall and the Snooty Fox Hotel

The  floral displays outside
The Close Hotel, Long Street

The Anniversary Gardens

The wildlife pond at St Mary’s Primary School

The exhibition and community support at the Market Hall on Judging Day

The Library

The “sympathetic landscaping “ outside the West Street toilets which has won ‘The Best Dressed Toilet’ award for 2 years running

The involvement of young people

The “exciting blend of permanent planting of shrubs, perennials & trees “at the London Road roundabout