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Melksham is a town that has a fantastic floral accomplishments, with widely appreciated flower displays in the town centre, the local Melksham In Bloom competition and now our entry into the regional South West in Bloom competition.

Melksham in Bloom 2016

Judging took take place on Thursday, 14 July.  The results were as follows:











Large Front Garden

Bruce Petty &

Keith Jefferies (Joint)

Small Front Garden


Arthur Ephgrave


Mr & Mrs Sandord



Peter Renshaw

Large Rear Garden

Bruce Petty

Mary Saunders

Mr & Mrs Sandford

Small Rear Garden

Sylvia Booth

Mr and Mrs Elford

Iris Fryer

 Best single tub/container (Domestic)

Keith Jefferies

Bruce Petty

Jo Bayliss

 Best single hanging basket (Domestic)


Mr & Mrs Sandford



Bruce Petty &

Keith Jefferies (Joint)



Nikki Green

Best Water Feature

Iris Fryer

Mr & Mrs Sandford

Linda Laycock

Kenneth Harrold (Highly Commended)

 Best decorated site

Bewley & Merrett Funeral Directors

The Emporium

Littlebrook Centre

 Best single hanging basket/planter/trough (Independent Trader)

The Emporium

Bewley & Merrett

Funeral Directors

Littlebrook Centre

Best Window Display

Clarkies Hairdressers

Bewley & Merrett

Funeral Directors

D J Bewleys

Funeral Directors

Best Hanging Basket (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/Cafe)

The Bear

Best Decorated Site (Pub/Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe)

The Bear

Best Horticultural Display (School)

Shaw School

Best Wildlife Friendly Garden (School)

Shaw School

Best Decorated Site (Residential  Housing for over 60s)



Frane Lea Park


Crown House

Best Hanging Basket/Trough/Planter (Residential Housing for over 60s)



Crown House

Best Street

Mobile Home Park, Semington Road

Church Walk


Best Allotment

Stu Wakeley

Mrs Wright

Mrs Goodship/Stu Wakeley/Maria Adams

Best Overall Winner: Mr Bruce Petty






Melksham Open Gardens

The Melksham Committee of The Children's Society organises an Open Gardens afternoon every July. In 2017 it will be the 18th time this event has taken place. It gives great pleasure to visitors who come from both Melksham and further afield, at the same time raising money for projects such as providing safe houses and access to help for the 100,000 children who run away from home each year.  For more details get in touch with Lesley Windebank on lesleywindebank@blueyonder.co.uk . 




South West in Bloom Melksham

bibsw with Terri

There is a committee of volunteers and Town ouncillors who work all year round meking Melksham look great. As well as planting, tidying and cleaning up Melksham all year round, the committee also organises Melksham's entry into South West in Bloom. Melksham has won a Silver and three Silver Gilt awards and is on track for a gold award in 2017!

Volunteers are always welcome, for gardening, and tidying, but also administration, photography, writing and social media support.To get involved with plans for 2017 contact miriam@melkshamtown.co.uk.

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The South West in Bloom Melksham Group put the entry together and coordinate activities throughout the year, with the help of Melksham Town Council.

Assessment Day was in July, where the judges were shown the work of the many volunteers, groups, businesses and councils that take place all year to ensure that Melksham looks great. The Britain in Bloom judges look for cleanliness, quality of flowers throughout the town, and community involvement. They were very impressed with Melksham this year and said they could see the improvements from last year. They also said that the community spirit and pride throughout the town shone like a beacon.

As well as walking through town, presentations were given to the judges to show things that take place throughout the year. The 2015 presentations are included below.

Gardener's Society Presentation

Bloom in Melksham Presentation Summer - Winter 2014

Bloom in Melksham Presentation Spring - Summer 2015

Everyone works really hard to get the town looking its best, but it’s not just about judging day. The Bloom in Melksham group who get the entry ready want to make sure that Melksham is always looking lovely, so that more people can enjoy our town, spending more time and money here.

The group is always looking for local businesses, groups and individuals who would like to get involved and enjoy some great publicity by supporting the entry.






Melksham Assembly Hall

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