Bampton in Bloom
The picture shows Bampton in Bloom volunteers under the town sign, which stands proudly on the Stage garden in Bampton. This was beautifully carved out of oak by Brian Littlewood in his spare time and should last for many years to come.
Bampton Hidden Gardens Weekend 1 and 2 July 2023
With its array of cottages and terraces, many of the gardens in the town are hidden away down alleyways and behind larger houses. The Hidden Gardens Weekend 1 and 2 July 2023 gives residents and visitors alike the opportunity to visit the 21 nominated gardens, and to see their beautiful summer displays.
There are a few gardens in the neighbouring villages of Shillingford and Petton, all part of the greater Bampton Parish.
This has become a popular event and is widely supported. Tickets are just £5 and will be available from Bampton Fresh in advance and the LARC over the weekend itself.
2023 update: Back to normal now, Covid mostly behind us and with high hopes for the coming year.
During the ‘Covid’ years Bampton in Bloom kept the town looking floral, while the volunteers maintained social distancing as e they worked! With very few and older volunteers it is no longer possible to hang and maintain flower baskets but more troughs and planters have been added in the centre of the town, which hold water for longer. The Railway Garden and The Stage are also beautifully planted all the year round.
The winter of 2022 to 2023 has been a difficult one weatherwise with low temperatures, hard frosts and some damaged and dead plants. Spring planting will take place towards the end of May, which will take us florally through the summer. If you can help or wish to know more, please telephone 01398 332403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some images of the lovely gardens on show in Bampton.
More volunteers to water and help maintain the planting are always needed. Please contact Judi Chambers on 01398 332403 email@example.com 332403 if you can help.
To see our town in its full floral glory, watch our 'Town Trail' video!
A R.H.S. GOLD MEDAL FOR BAMPTON IN THE SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Bampton has won a prestigious GOLD MEDAL for its displays and its work on conservation and the environment. This category is now marked using guidelines from the RHS for standards achieved - 85% or more is required for a Gold Medal.
Bampton also WON the Cox Cup for being the best large village in South West in Bloom in 2004 and in 2007.
National winner 1976
National winner 1989
National winner 1991
National winner 1993
National winner 1998
S.W. Regional winner 1999
'World winner' 1999!
National winner 2000
SW Regional winner 2004
SW Regional winner 2007
Full list of 30 years' achievements
Britain in Bloom - the national competition