Chesham in Bloom Needs You!

Chesham in Bloom

Chesham in Bloom is an amazing and fun volunteer campaign to improve the way that Chesham looks and how people feel about their town. Flowers are important, but there is so much more to Chesham in Bloom and you don't have to have green fingers to make a difference! With support from the Town Council and local organisations, people from all sections of Chesham’s community are working together to tidy and brighten up the town.

See the In Bloom Calendar of Events to see what you could get involved in. You can see what the team achieved in 2016 by reading their newsletter (PDF, 1.3 MB). For 2017, for the first time ever, Chesham is a NATIONAL FINALIST in Britain in Bloom. We are so proud and we would love everyone to help us out by making their own little patch of Chesham blooming, beautiful and wildlife friendly. 

The In Bloom team have helped to start up school gardening clubs, created new flower beds around the town, held litter picks and tidy-up days, refurbished the roundabout at the bottom of Amersham Road, established wildflower areas and planted hedgerows and trees. Have you seen the large flower beds up at the top of Lowndes Park? Created by Chesham in Bloom and sponsored by local businesses, along with sponsored seats, it makes a wonderful place to stop and enjoy the views across town. Chesham in Bloom also run photographic competitions, spring and summer garden competitions and a school garden competition to get residents enjoying horticulture.

In July each year, the town is visited by RHS judges who mark the town in terms of horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation. We're compared with other large towns in the region such as Wokingham and awarded a Bronze, Silver, Silver Gilt or Gold Award each September depending on how well we do. However, the main purpose of the Chesham in Bloom campaign is to make real, physical improvements to the town. But this time, for 2017, for the first time ever, we will are also welcoming national judges to Chesham and we are so proud to be representing the Thames and Chilterns area. 

Would you like to get involved and make Chesham a more beautiful place? Have you identified a project in town that we could get involved in? For more information, contact Kathryn Graves on 01494 583798 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4.30 pm) or email policy@chesham.gov.uk.  You can also get involved on the Chesham in Bloom Facebook page or follow @CheshamInBloom on Twitter.

Results

2016 - Gold, Best Large Town and Best Business Involvement
2015 - Gold and Best Large Town
2014 - Gold and Best Large Town

2013 - Silver Gilt and Best Large Town
2012 - Silver Gilt and Best Large Town
2011 - Silver Gilt
2009 - Silver
2008 - Silver and Best Portfolio
2007 - Silver Gilt
2006 - Silver
2005 - Silver

Creating the beds in Lowndes Park

Above: Chesham in Bloom volunteers creating new beds in Lowndes Park