Plymouth in Bloom 2014 – let’s make Plymouth blooming lovely

Plymouth in Bloom is the annual competition for budding local gardeners and is supported by Plymouth City Council’s Street Scene Services team, Plymouth Garden Centre and led by the Plymouth in Bloom committee.

Cllr Brian Vincent, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We want everyone who lives and works in Plymouth to have a city they can be proud of. The Plymouth in Bloom competition encourages people to improve the image of their outdoor environment. There are plenty of opportunities for people to get involved at home, at work, in community groups and allotments and in schools.

“There are some beautifully presented areas of the city and we also have the Best Kept Street award which is a great way for communities to show off their hard work.”

Mo Townsend, Vice Chair for Plymouth in Bloom, said: “We want to make this the biggest and best Plymouth in Bloom yet, so don’t be a weed – get out of your beds, roll your sleeves up and help us sow the seeds of success.”

Categories for this year’s competition include:


  • Small garden (under 20sq m)
  • Large garden (over 20sq m)

Container display

  • Spring container – closing date for entries will be 11 April 2014, judging will start the following week (weather permitting)
  • Window box
  • Patio/balcony
  • Hanging basket


  • Retail outlet
  • Hotel/Guest house
  • Restaurant/cafe
  • Public house
  • Residential homes
  • Other

Schools and nurseries

  • Best school garden
  • Best school allotment
  • Wildlife or environmental project
  • Best scarecrow

Community groups (friends groups, school, church, street, youth, charities)

  • Best kept street
  • Communal Floral displays (courtyards, gardens, patios)
  • Environmental project (wildflower area, woodland projects, ponds, community allotments)
  • Community garden


  • Best plot
  • Best allotment site
  • Allotment

Best Scarecrow – open to all Plymouth in Bloom entrants

The closing date for this year’s competition is 4th July 2014. For more information and to enter the competition, go to, call 01752 606034 or email

Plymouth in Bloom are looking for volunteers to help with the Blooming Brilliant event which takes place on 13th and 14th August (with setting up on 12th) at the Guildhall. For more information contact Neil Dixon – or call 01752 363379.

Image resources

Click on the image thumbnail(s) to view a high resolution version. To download the image(s) please right-click on the image and then select Save Picture. (Tablet or mobile users should tap the image and hold to view the menu options).

Dig for victory! Enter our Plymouth in Bloom competition.

Dig for victory! Enter our Plymouth in Bloom competition.