Cheltenham in Bloom ends after 35 years
The Cheltenham in Bloom committee has come to an end after 35 years of dedicated service to the town.
First set up in the 1980s, the aim of the committee was to encourage commercial and private sectors of the community to decorate their premises and dwellings with attractive flowers and plants.
Together with the council's municipal plantings, this culminated in the town winning numerous regional, national, and international awards, and put Cheltenham on the map as one of the best garden towns in the country.
The town stopped entering the ‘In Bloom’ competition a number of years ago as the committee turned its attention to permanent landscape enhancements in the town, including planting projects at Neptune’s Fountain, Sandford Park and the planting of over 100,000 spring bulbs.
The initiation of the committee came at a time when very few community organisations existed to champion the cause of parks and municipal planting, but ends at a time when there are now over a dozen such groups in existence; representing a healthy legacy of its work.
The Cheltenham in Bloom Committee and the borough council wishes to thank everyone that has supported the campaign over the years.
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