Cannington in Bloom is a voluntary community organisation that aims to make the village of Cannington more beautiful, and bring the people of Cannington closer together.
We are part of the wider In Bloom movement which is one of the largest community gardening campaigns in Europe. Whilst stunning floral displays are at the heart of the campaign, it is so much more than that. Communities and settlements are judged on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation. It is an inclusive movement as every member of the community is able to contribute their skills and time.
We were formed in 2011 and since then have gone from strength to strength:
In 2012 we were runners up in South West in Bloom, in the Large Village category, with a Silver award.
In 2013 we won the Cox Cup in South West in Bloom. making us the best Large Village in the South West, with a Silver Gilt award.
In 2014 we won Silver Gilt award and Best Web Site. Brymore Academy, who are huge supporters of Cannington in Bloom were delighted to pick up the Youth Award. We also received ‘In Your Neighbourhood Awards’ for School Fields (Level 3) and North Brook (Level 2).
In 2015 we well and truly nailed it and picked up the much coveted ‘Gold Award’ and the Cox Cup for Best Large Village in the South West.
So in 2016 we will be competing to be ‘Champion of Champions’, pitting our skills and knowledge against the the crème de la crème.. Let the fun commence!!!