Bury in Bloom is a pro-active campaign creating long-term improvements to the local environment, helping to make Bury cleaner, safer and greener.
Each year our Parks & Countryside Service lead Bury's entry in the North West in Bloom competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Bury has been awarded 'Best large town in the North West' for nine consecutive years (in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012). This page explains how "in bloom" benefits our borough along with the aims of the campaign and the judging criteria.
Use the links on the left-hand side of this page for more information.
Aims of our 'in bloom' campaign
This national and regional horticultural campaign aims to regenerate the local environment by the planting of trees and shrubs, flowers and landscaping and also by dealing with environmental issues such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.
How does "in bloom" benefit the borough?
Inspires voluntary work and co-operation between communities.
Increases civic pride.
Improves satisfaction with the borough as a place to live.
Provides lasting improvements to the local environment for all to enjoy.
Boosts the local economy through increased tourism and inward investment.
During the competition Bury are judged on the following:
in public parks, town gardens, war memorials and recreational areas
on public buildings and roadside planting including roundabouts
for business/commercial buildings and grounds
in residential gardens - housing areas
including hanging baskets, containers and bedding displays
designed, planted and maintained by the community
Permanent Landscaping including Shrubs
on housing developments
on industrial estates, business and retail parks, commercial premises
in public parks, recreation areas
involving the community
Local Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development (reducing our use of energy, raw materials and production of pollution and wastes, protecting animals and the habitats in which they live)
waste minimisation and recycling
community involvement, for example, Voluntary Park Rangers
Local Environmental Quality
cleanliness of streets, the town centres and of functional sites (for example, absence of litter, graffiti, dog fouling)
"general feel" of the Borough (for example, tidiness throughout community areas)
community clean up projects
the marketing, publicity and promotion of Britain in Bloom
How to contact us
If you would like to help with Bury in Bloom or would like to sponsor a flower display or purchase a hanging basket please contact us.