TEXT-SIZE: text-size uptext-size down

It's Gold Again!

Submitted on 19 September 2017 by Robert Nash

Leamington Spa has once again achieved a "Gold" award in this year's Heart of England in Bloom Competition.

Leamington is classified as a small city due to its large population and therefore competes in a category which contains neighbouring places such as Hereford, Shrewsbury and Rugby.

A Gold award is given to exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria and objectives of Britain in Bloom.

The Judges were particularly impressed with the following aspects of our Town:-

  • Jephson Gardens – floral displays, perennial plantings, butterfly border, new shrub beds, sensory garden, and hot-house – it’s got the lot! Maintained to a very high standard throughout!
  •  Sustainable planting on many town roundabouts
  •  The gardens at Leamington Spa railway station – a horticulturalist’s delight
  •  Innovative recycling in Jephson Gardens – fleece matting on new shrub beds
  •  Vacant properties in the Town Centre are well maintained
  •  Good corporate recycling procedures in place and achieving a good recycling rate overall
  • The Town’s heritage is evident and celebrated through its architecture and listed buildings
  • A variety of public art installations are on display around the Town
  • School geranium growing campaign – for the trains at Jephson Gardens and Leamington Station
  • Lillington Youth Centre – raised beds, bottle green-house, growing projects, murals, recycling, and bags of enthusiasm!

In accepting the award, Councillor Caroline Evetts {Mayor) said:

" I am delighted that Leamington has once again achieved this accolade which reflects the considerable efforts of many people, including the volunteers, who make up the Leamington in Bloom Committee. I look forward to continuing to see the Town build on this success in the years ahead"