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Gold Award for Llandudno in the prestigious RHS Britain in Bloom Competition 2023

Llandudno in Bloom is delighted to have been awarded a Gold award in the Coastal Category in the UK finals of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition – the UK’s biggest community gardening competition.

44 community gardening groups, who had all impressed their local judges the year before, were nominated to represent their region or nation in the UK Finals 2023. Britain in Bloom involves over 3,000 community groups and hundreds of thousands of local volunteers who work year-round to keep their neighbourhoods green and thriving.

Amongst its many gardening initiatives, Llandudno was recognised for its planting at South Parade, Happy Valley, Haulfre Gardens and Llandudno Museum and conservation and preservation work on the Great Orme and at St Tudno’s church. The group also impressed the judges with its strong sense of identity and pride of place, its outstanding partnerships with schools, particularly Ysgol San Sior and the high number of Friends groups that have formed throughout the town working on projects in their areas.

The Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Greg J T Robbins commented: I wish to thank all involved in our very successful results in the Britain in Bloom finals. I especially would like to acknowledge the hard work of the Bloom & Streetscape Environment Committee, the many Friends groups and individual volunteers and Conwy County Borough Council Open Spaces team. As a result of this combined community effort Llandudno was rewarded with a Gold Certificate in the highly contested Coastal category.

I am also very proud to say that Llandudno also won an award for the way the various groups encourage younger people and get them involved. Well done to everyone involved with this important work in our community. This was particularly reflected by Ben Jones from Llandudno winning one of only two Young Champions Awards. Many congratulations to this brilliant young man from our town for his achievements and please carry on the great work!

Judging Day – Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition

Each year Llandudno enters the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition.  Cities, Town Villages across Wales participate in the competition to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement.  Other entries are also invited from Caravan Parks, Pubs, Restaurants and Holiday Homes.  The Llandudno in Bloom Committee works in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council, businesses, residents, schools and community groups on a number of planting schemes and environmental projects as part of the Town’s entry.

Llandudno in Bloom will welcome judge Jim Goodwin to the town on Monday 17th July 2023.   The judge will be taken on a tour of the Town to see the work being undertaken by community groups, Llandudno Town Council, Conwy County Borough Council, members of the Llandudno in Bloom Committee, residents and schools to maintain an attractive environment for the benefit of residents and visitors.
Llandudno in Bloom is also delighted this year to have been accepted as a finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals.  The Britain in Bloom judges are due to visit on 1st August and Llandudno will be competing against five other towns from the UK, in the Coastal category.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Llandudno in Bloom going forward, please contact Llandudno Town Council by telephone on 01492 879130 or by email at deputyclerk@llandudno.gov.uk

Llandudno in Bloom 2023 Results

Llandudno in Bloom Results

The judges were delighted with the standard of entries and the winners will be presented with their certificates and cups/shields for the category winners by the Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Greg J T Robbins, at an Awards Ceremony to be held on the 26th September 2023.

The Committee would like to thank all the entrants who took part and hope that you will enter again next year.

For more information

Email: assistant@llandudno.gov.uk

Phone: 01492 879130 (10am – 3pm Monday – Friday)