- Kingsbridge in Bloom
Kingsbridge has been taking part in SouthWest in Bloom for 6 years now, with the aim of “Growing Pride in our Town”. With 4 Gold Awards in a row, and Cups galore last year, there is little doubt that we have succeeded.
When you are in town, do take a walk to see the many attractions – from the Town Square by the Estuary to the Historic Railway Bridge at the top of town. All are maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers who come out in all weathers!
The Community Garden, at the top of Fore street (just past the Cookworthy Museum), is another award-winner, an oasis of calm and a haven for bees and other wild-life, with lots of interest and seasonal crops to pick all year round. Don't miss it!
Other sites to visit – the Recreation Ground, with exciting and colourful sensory planting, plus a delightful Children's Playground, Boules and a Putting Green; Britton's Field, the ideal picnic site with wild-flowers and an unequalled view of the estuary; the Museum with its wonderful collection and hidden garden, and little jewels like the Lime Kiln by the Quay Car Park and the Church Street garden on the site of the old Dodbrooke Market.
For 2014, there are new planters brimming with flowers, and wild-flowers all round town, including the beautiful red poppies which help us commemorate the Great War, 100 years ago. All in all, the town should be awash with colour for the judges from Britain in Bloom SouthWest – and for you!