Our group formed in 1990 before the Britain in Bloom competition was set up by the RHS, and at that time the competition was run by The British Tourist Board.
Tewkesbury has won many awards over the years including Gold medals between 2010 and 2017. Other highlights include:
- We have been awarded the Best in Category award (Town division) in 2014 and 2017 in the Regional Heart of England competition.
- In 2015 and 2018 we competed in the National competition.
- In 2017 we were filmed for the BBC2 documentary Britain in Bloom aired in Spring 2018.
- We returned to the Regional competition in 2021 gaining a gold "virtual" award during COVID restrictions
Our entry is a real community effort, and we are very grateful to the following community organisations who kindly work with us and contribute to our entry:
Tewkesbury Nature Reserve volunteers; The Friends of Victoria Gardens; Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail promotion group; Residents at Hanover Court; Tewkesbury Drop In group; 1st Tewkesbury Guides; Residents at Marina Court; Priors Park Edible Garden; Newtown Beds Ashchurch Road; Caroline Corsie, - conservation for The Ham; Kid's Flower Club run by Jackie Dean (Bluebell Wood florist): Abbey Lawn Trust (for Tewkesbury Abbey); Tewkesbury North Residents Association; Little Garden by the Lock gardening group; Jo Worthy Jones (Glos Wildlife Trust). And not forgetting our local primary schools.