Cricklade in Bloom

2011 was a good year for Cricklade in Bloom, the town scooped top prize at the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals, winning the overall Champion of Champions award on their first year in the category.


 Cricklade in Bloom judging 1  Cricklade in Bloom judging 2 Cricklade in Bloom judging 3


The volunteer-led group was established in 2004 after South West in Bloom judges suggested to the town council that a committee be formed from a cross section of the local community. Today 20 volunteers are regularly involved with another 20 volunteering less frequently. In 2011, they put in over 6,000 hours between them.


The Bloomers work on a huge variety of projects, from planting up and maintaining a community garden full of shrubs and perennials to supporting the local primary schools in teaching their children how to garden. The group works in partnership with the Town Council and other local organisations.


Up In Lights   Cricklade in Bloom Judges Grilling Garcenias and Pints of Petunias


Every year, thousands flock to the town in April to see the Snake's Head Fritillaries in North Meadow National Nature Reserve. The Fritillary Tea Rooms open in the Thames Hall during each April weekend, raising not only the funds needed for Bloomer work but also awareness of the work Natural England does in helping to keep the meadows alive with wildlife. All funds raised are ploughed back into the Towns sustainable planting and seasonal floral displays.


The group meets each Wednesday and Saturday mornings, for further information visit:


The Council Office
Ockwells, 113 High Street
Cricklade  SN6 6AE

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 12.45

Mon - Fri 13.45 - 16.00

Telephone: 01793 751 394