Bampton in Devon

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Since the 1970's, Bampton has regularly taken part in the 'Britain in Bloom' competition - however, from 2008 we have not entered the competition.

The requirements for the SW in Bloom competition have become so much that it has been difficult to find the manpower to cover all aspects required - however, Bampton will still be full of colour and blooms for residents and visitors to enjoy!

To see our town in its full floral glory, watch our 'Town Trail' video!

Report on progress on revamping the 'Railway Bed' - here (June 2018)

It is with regret that the committee of Bampton in Bloom has taken the decision to cancel the Hidden Garden Weekend due to have taken place on 27th and 28th June 2020 and also the Garden Competition which was due to be judged on 29th June.

We have also had to take the decision that no hanging baskets will be put up in the town this year, although should Covid-19 sanctions permit, we will do our best to plant up some of the troughs around the town later in the summer if we are able to get the plants. I’m sure we will all make our garden spaces as attractive as possible so that Bampton still blooms in 2020.




A lot of work goes into this from a few volunteers, all with busy lives. We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who would be able to help with watering throughout the summer. It doesn’t matter how little you can do; every little helps!

Contact: Judi Chambers 332403

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The Cox CupBampton 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.

England in Bloom 1989


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


Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

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