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St George in Bloom in Bristol and St. George community groups scoop top RHS Britain in Bloom awards in 2016.

The awards ceremony was hosted by RHS Britain in Bloom South West on Thursday 6th October 2016 at Taunton Cricket ground.

Lord Julian Fellowes and Lady Fellowes presented the awards.

At the awards ceremony, representatives from St. George in Bloom and community groups from St. George received the following awards.
St. George in Bloom received GOLD in the Pennant town / city category for the third consecutive year.
The following local community groups also received the following RHS ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ awards:-
Bristol East Allotments group received OUTSTANDING
Friends of Troopers Hill received OUTSTANDING
Kensington Road Residents Association received OUTSTANDING
Air Balloon Hill Primary School received OUTSTANDING
Friends of Kingsway Youth “Hope for the future” received THRIVING

In addition, Air Balloon Hill Primary School in St. George received the Clem Preece Memorial cup for an outstanding effort by a school in promoting South West in Bloom.
and Friends of Troopers Hill received The Sutton seeds cup for an outstanding area of nature conservation.

Grenville Johnson Chair of St. George in Bloom said:-
‘My congratulations to everyone - It was an honour and privilege for me and representatives from St. George in Bloom to attend the awards ceremony today, and receive all these wonderful awards on behalf of our community groups in St George.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment, and for making our area of the City of Bristol a greener, healthier, and happier place in which to live and work.
I also wish to sincerely thank the local City Councillors and the council officers for all their kind support, advice, and commitment.
It has been a wonderful team effort, and a marvellous opportunity to showcase the St George area of the City of Bristol.’

On Friday 14th October representatives from St. George in Bloom will attend the RHS Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Birmingham to receive the result of St George in Bloom's selection as a 2016 national RHS Britain in Bloom Finalist.

Councillor Asher Craig said:-
‘I'm absolutely thrilled at the success of St George in Bloom who literally swept the board at the regional RHS Awards. A special mention has to go out to Grenville Johnson the Chair of SGIB. He works incredibly hard and his passion & devotion to making St George a standout garden oasis in an urban community has resulted in our incredible win - 3 years in the row. Next week are the National RHS Awards and I don't want to jinx anything but given our sweeping success I am feeling pretty confident.
Well done Grenville and all the volunteers who worked incredibly to bring this great success to Bristol.’

Councillor Asher Craig.
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
St George West Ward | Bristol City Council.

Grenville Johnson
Chair of St George in Bloom


St George in Bloom

was officially launched at the

St George Community Fair

on Saturday 22nd March 2014


St Aidan’s Church.

Our St. George in Bloom display.