The theme for Britain in Bloom 2013 was 'Edible Britain' which provided opportunity for groups to incorpThe 2013 structures at Queen's Parkorate fruit and vegetables into their gardens, an exciting development of the campaign highlighting the potential of growing food locally and encouraged groups to grow produce in public spaces. 

Local awards

  • Best CBC allotment - Park Farm, Tony Homstrom.

  • Best front garden - Susan Simpson, Clowbridge Drive

  • Best retail/commercial - John Storer House

  • Best pub/hotel - The Beacon Inn

  • Best school garden - Robert Bakewell

  • Best arts
    • 4 to 5 year-old winner - Abigail from Mountfields Lodge.
    • 6 to 7 year-old joint winners - Indi Ana and Halime, Mountfields Lodge.
    • 8 to 9 year-old winner - Jack, Mountfields Lodge. Highly Commended - Emel, Mountfields Lodge.
    • 10-11 year-old Winner - Lulu, Mountfields Lodge. Second - Farah, Cobden.
    • Special winner - Lewis, Robert Bakewell
  • Best photography

    • 6 to 7 year-old winner - Sam Oram, Sacred Heart.
    • 8 to 9 year-old winner - Abbie, Robert Bakewell. 
    • 10 to 11 year-old - Filip, Cobden.

In addition, East Midlands in Bloom presented the following awards to Loughborough in Bloom participants:

  • Best front garden – Clowbridge Drive (Susan Simpson) achieved Gold.
  • Best pub/hotel garden – Beacon Inn received Silver Gilt
  • John Storer House achieved a Silver award and Robert Bakewell achieved a Silver award.


We would like to thank our sponsors Serco and Viridor for their donations towards Loughborough in Bloom  2013.  Serco have supported the creation of a wildflower meadow and community orchard of fruit and nut trees.  Viridor have funded some bedding planters for the town centre.

Last updated: Wed 5th October, 2016 @ 10:25