Canterbury Bid

Canterbury Wins Gold in Britain in Bloom!

Britain in Bloom award winners taking a celebratory photo together, all holding their award certificates

We are delighted to announce that Canterbury was awarded Gold, the highest standard, in the Small City category at the  2017 at the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Awards in Llandudno on Friday, where Bob Jones, BID CEO, was also presented with a RHS Community Champion Award.

This is the second year running that Canterbury has been awarded Gold by the RHS Britain in Bloom judges.

This is a fantastic achievement from the Canterbury in Bloom partnership and the Judges’ Report’s opening line is:

“All those involved in the Bloom Campaign at Canterbury ably demonstrate that success is all about partnership working.”

This is at the heart of how the city has gone from no entries in any Bloom category in 2011 to multiple entries from groups across the city each year and, in the Small City category, winning Gold in Britain in Bloom in 2016 and 2017 as well as Gold in the regional South & South East in Bloom campaign in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This year, the BID commissioned a video of the work St Peters Methodist Primary do on all things ‘bloom’, have a look here, the last speaker says it all!

Thank you to everyone who contributed, too many to mention. You make our city better every year and we really appreciate it!

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