Horticulture success for Cannington in Bloom entry

Horticulture students from Bridgwater College were delighted to hear that Cannington’s entry to the South West in Bloom competition earlier in the year had – with their help - won three awards at the Britain in Bloom, South West, presentation held in Trowbridge.


The presentation, which also celebrated Britain in Bloom’s 50th anniversary, was attended by over 450 people involved in the competition. Cannington’s entry was awarded a Silver Gilt in the Cox’s Cup (Large Village), the Outstanding Contribution by Youth award - for the work with Brymore Academy - and Best Website.


Judges’ feedback regarding Bridgwater College’s involvement said, “The College has superb 12th century buildings and grounds, which are well maintained to the highest standards by community volunteers, students and members of the horticultural staff. These include outstanding subtropical plantings, which you would normally only expect to be growing in warmer climates.”


Jayne Alcock, Grounds and Gardens Supervisor for the College said, “Next year we will be working even more closely with the Cannington in Bloom team and Brymore Academy, and will certainly be aiming for that high accolade of a gold medal.”


Jayne Tomaney, Secretary of Cannington in Bloom said, “As an in-bloom group we are extremely fortunate to be able to work with Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre and the Walled Gardens, as well as Brymore Academy. Not only do they provide a unique focus for the RHS South West in Bloom judges, but we also benefit from the wealth of horticultural knowledge on offer; this is a truly great partnership for the village.”