Britain in Bloom 2018: The Results

Britain in Bloom is an annual event that brings communities together and ignites some healthy competition between the nation’s community gardeners. No matter who wins, everyone involved can be proud that they’ve invested time, money, sweat and seeds into the welfare of their fellow local citizens.

The 2018 competition has seen brilliant entries from around the UK, featuring some entries from GV Paving’s own back garden: the East Midlands. Let’s find out more about the winners.

Champion of champions

1st: the Cornish city centre of Truro won the overall Britain in Bloom Gold prize, with Didsbury in the North West coming 2nd and Market Bosworth in the East Midlands coming 3rd! Well done to all.


1st: the Scottish city of Aberdeen won the city prize with their ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ campaign, they were closely followed by Belfast in Northern Ireland and Northampton in the East Midlands who snatched 3rd thanks to their brilliant walkways development and planting projects.

Urban Community

1st: Halesowen from the ‘Heart of England’ planting campaign came a solid first. 2nd place went to Bankside in London with 3rd going to Evington in the East Midlands!

Large village

1st: Hillsborough in Northern Ireland scooped the Large Village Gold Award with Dalston in Cumbria coming 2nd and Draycott in the East Midlands coming 3rd! It’s all down to the dedicated volunteers of Draycott in Bloom who spend all year turning their streets into gardens and transforming their current parklands during the spring and summer time.

East Midlands in Bloom

GV Paving is happy to see the community gardening movement thriving in the East Midlands. Whatever it is that gets you out and about enjoying the garden, the outdoors and public parks – it’s worth celebrating. We’d like to pass on our sincerest congratulations to all those towns and villages that keep Britain lush and green!

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