Britain in Bloom!

We’ve done it. After all the years of blooming gold awards we’ve been entered into the National competition by South West in Bloom.

Sherborne is one of eight towns of similar size in England, Wales and Scotland who’ll be competing to win top marks from the judges. There are 78 other towns, cities and villages all around the UK who will also be competing.  Judging takes place in August and we’ll know the results in October.

Read more about it in the RHS Press Release

This is a major achievement for all the hardworking gardeners and volunteers who help to make our town so beautiful.  Let’s now get on with it!

Daffs in Bloom

We’ve been waiting for our Sherborne daffodils and now, at last, they are all around the town. 

Here are some outside the library and the Digby Hall in Hound Street:

These make a splendid show for all visitors to these locations. Thanks to the gardeners of Sherborne Town Council who do all the hard work to make it happen!


Greening Grey Castleton

‘Greening Grey Britain’ is one of the themes of Britain in Bloom this year.

We’ve been doing just that with the Castleton Wildflower Garden. This was once a derelict plot of land surrounding an electricity sub-station which we have been converting into a bee and butterfly garden.

Neighbours William and Richard were hard at work today clearing up the overgrowth and weeds left over from last year:

Watch this space you insects!

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Best Website

This website is honoured to have twice won the coveted Barry Cruse Trophy for 'Best Website' in the South West in Bloom regional competition.

We were awarded the trophy in 2010 and 2013.

Champions 2016!

Sherborne in Bloom was awarded joint Champion of Champions at the South West in Bloom awards 2016. We were joint winners with St Just in Cornwall, scoring exactly the same marks.
Click here to read all about it!

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