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Newton in Bloom

The Town Council's Newton in Bloom Sub-Committee was formed back in the 1980's, and is currently made up of:
    •    Councillors
    •    Residents
    •    Representatives from the Allotments Association, Reps from Teignbridge District Council

Its original brief was the running of our local competition for residents' private gardens and displays put up by traders. Enhancement of the town centre with displays and consequent entry into the Regional Southwest in Bloom competition followed later.

Local Competition 2016

Do you see yourself as a bit of a budding gardener or have a passion for gardening? Then you may be interested in entering the competition ‘Newton in Bloom’.
Newton Abbot Town Council are inviting residents who may have those ‘green fingers’ to enter the local ‘Newton in Bloom’ competition. Entry to the competition is FREE and there are cash prizes to be won.  There are a number of different categories, which include Large Gardens, Small Gardens, Town Terrace Garden (frontage only), Best Hanging Basket, Junior Class and many more, so there’s something for everyone to choose from!  Entrants will be judged between the 11th July - 16th July and Championship classes will be judged between the 18th - 24th July.

Please call the Town Hall on 01626 201120 if you would like an entry form posted to you or complete & submit our online 2015 entry form here

Please see pictures below of some fantastic garden entries from the competition last year:

2015 gardens


Gardens will be judged by the Newton in Bloom judges in the month of July.
The winners of categories R2 - R5 (details overleaf) will then be entered in the Championship Class and judged again the following week.
Supreme Class (winners of the previous year) will be judged during the local competition week.  The winners of these claases will not be required to entered as they will automatically be entered into the competition.
Results will be posted (or if preferred emailed) to all entrants with the Championship winners being announced at the presentation evening.
Local Competition Presentation Evening will take place on a Monday in August at the Town Hall, commencing at 6.30 pm.
Note: Residents can enter into BOTH ‘Large or Small Garden’ and ’Best Hanging Basket or Container’ category.

Happy gardening and don’t forget entry is FREE!

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Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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