RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2018

In July of this year Buckfastleigh and Buckfast were judged in the RHS Britain in Bloom competitions, and at the presentations at Yeovil last week the results were announced.

The huge success of those entering was a great reflection of all the hard work by individuals in the community and the ability to come together to make the town into something special.  All the categories are judged on three criteria – Gardening, Environment and Community – and the judges were most impressed with the way all areas embraced these categories.

All entrants should be congratulated on their superb efforts and a special mention should be given to the British Legion entry:   A first-time entry it had the spectacular achievement of coming straight in to win an outstanding award.

The results were: –

It’s Your Neighbourhood (individual areas maintained by the community)

Level 4 Thriving

   St. Luke’s Church            Harding Court                       Duckspond Garden

Level 5 Outstanding

Buckfastleigh British Legion      Wild Space Garden         Victoria Park

Barn Park Play Area            South Devon Railway         Buckfast Abbey

Millennium Orchard           Fore Street                            Buckfastleigh Primary School

Leisure and commercial

Silver Gilt

Salmon’s Leap                     The Kings Arms


Buckfast Abbey

Pennant – Town/Small City South

Gold               Winner of the category

Discretionary award

City of Bath cup for landscaping

Buckfast Abbey