In 2016 Twyford Together and Twyford Parish Council entered their first Britain in Bloom Competition. Britain’s nationwide gardening competition focuses on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility & community participation. Thames and Chilterns in Bloom is one of 16 campaigns which make up the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom. Thames and Chilterns also present their own Regional Awards which recognise excellence in particular areas. For 2020 these include:
- Business Involvement Award
- Community Involvement Award
- Conservation and Wildlife Award
- Heritage Award
- Horticulture Award
- Involving Children and Young People
- Managing the Environment
- Pride of Place Award
- How Village in Bloom began to grow
The Twyford in Bloom working group brings together groups of volunteers, local organisations, clubs and societies, schools and businesses who work throughout the year to make Twyford a better place. Following 4 years of achieving the award silver gilt last year we achieved the Thames & Chilterns GOLD award which is a huge recognition of all the village projects.
This year our theme is ‘Bees’. We will showcase projects such as our wildflower and bee friendly areas, the BIG Twyford Tree project, fruit tree planting and environmental work at the burial ground and Stanlake Meadow copse. We will emphasise the use of pollinators in all areas. We will tell the judges about the History Society’s osier project and Twyford Rethinks its Plastic (TRIP) plan to get Twyford listed as a plastic free community by Surfers against sewage. The continued excellent work of the 50 litter picker members of Adopt a Street will be applauded.
The areas identified last year by the judges will be considered and addressed by our many enthusiastic volunteers!
Result of Twyford in Bloom (coming in September 2020)
Hanging Basket Form
We are very excited to be leading Twyford’s Thames and Chiltern competition entry, but need your help now more than ever to help to try and achieve the prestigious GOLD award for a second year running. Please complete this form to order hanging baskets that will be supplied, maintained & watered throughout the
Twyford in Bloom Meeting Minutes
Twyford in Bloom Meetings take place every month. Find out more about these meetings, meeting dates, agendas and minutes.