Blooming success!

Bath has been awarded a prestigious silver gilt award for its South West in Bloom entry in the Business Improvement District (BID) category for 2016.

Judges praised the re-invigorated Parade Gardens, with its children’s paintings on display, and new Orange Grove plantings – both of which are managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks team.

Award-winning parks team at Bath and North East Somerset pose at Parade Gardens in Bath.

Award-winning parks team at Bath and North East Somerset pose at Parade Gardens in Bath. Photo © Tim Gander 2016. 

Cllr Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Congratulations to everyone involved – this was Bath’s first entry in this category and this is an excellent result continuing our marvellous tradition of floral and horticultural Bath.

“I know our parks team worked closely with Bath in Bloom to achieve this award and put together a brilliant display for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Louise Prynne, Chief Executive of The Bath BID Company, added: “Bath in Bloom is key to enhancing the look and feel of the city centre. Our team supported the entry, ensuring the city was looking its best, and the new tower planters supported by the BID at the bottom of Milsom Street provided an attractive gateway into Green Street.

“I am keen to find ways to work with the Bath in Bloom team and others to maximise the role that horticulture and landscape design plays bringing to life hidden parts of the city, enticing people  to explore off the main north – south pedestrian route. “