Britain in Bloom competition cancelled for 2020

Posted by on Friday, April 3, 2020
Tewkesbury's gardening volunteers have faced a tough few months this year with severe flooding affecting Victoria Pleasure Gardens no less than two times with just a couple of weeks respite between each episode covering the paths with silt and mud. Therefore a decision has been made not to enter the competition this year. 

We have now heard just 2 weeks ago that due to corona-virus both the Regionals and National finals have had to be cancelled. 

A spokesperson from Britain in Bloom said "This is a worldwide and unprecedented challenging time for so many people and of course the health and safety of communities, volunteers and judges remains our number one priority".  

"With the Government advising everyone to follow social distancing measures, it is sadly not currently possible for finalists to carry out their usual community gardening activities". 

"Communities put huge year-round effort into Britain in Bloom to the benefit of both people and the environment and we know our 70 finalists will be very disappointed.  The decision has not been taken lightly and we hope that many groups will want to participate again in 2021.

"We thank those involved for all the hard work they've put in so far to make the UK a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place, and their amazing community spirit that will be very important to people in the difficult times ahead".