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Devizes in Bloom

Making our town an attractive environment for all to enjoy is something that the Town Council takes great pride in, and our commitment to ‘In Bloom’ at a local level is part of our drive to improve our space.

Planters in Town

The hanging baskets outside many of the businesses are paid for by the business owners and generally made to order and then tended and watered through a contractual agreement. 

The large blue containers belonging to Devizes Town Council that are dotted about, the roundabout by The Green, the various troughs and beds, and all containers and baskets on Council-owned buildings are planted and maintained by the brilliant Parks and Open Spaces team, based at the award-winning Hillworth Park.

About In Bloom

Behind the scenes, a team of volunteers forms the In Bloom Committee.  Their aim is to encourage people of the town to participate in making our spaces and gardens as lovely as possible by:

  • Whipping up enthusiasm in residents and businesses alike – and in particular new community groups – to beautify the town
  • Encouraging residents to enter our annual Devizes In Bloom competition, which they then judge in various categories
  • Getting schools and youth groups involved in an environmentally-themed competition of their own, with the entries displayed on the roundabout by The Green in June and July
  • Organising the Open Gardens weekend every other year, to support the Mayor’s Charity appeal
  • Holding a Presentation Evening in September to celebrate the past year’s achievements
  • Thinking up new ideas to keep going forward, which reflect the challenges we face
  • Meeting up every six weeks or so at the Town Hall to thrash out ideas and review, ably supported by the Town Hall administrative staff.

If you think you would like to be involved in all of this, please give Lauren or Jan a call on 01380 723333 or email the Town Hall, and you will be invited along to one of the meetings – and very much welcomed.

Devizes In Bloom Competition 2024 

Every other year the Devizes in Bloom committee organise an Open Gardens event raising money for the Mayor’s Appeal whilst enjoying a piece of cake and a hot drink! This is a chance for anyone who enjoys gardening to either enter their own creations or have a look around at other people’s. 

The Devizes In Bloom competition is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate and enjoy our beautiful town. This year there are 8 gardening categories for all residents to enter. Judging takes place in July (weather permitting) and trophies are awarded at a special presentation evening in the late summer. All trophies are held by the winner until the following August.

Download an entry form →

Closing date for entries: Monday 10th June 2024 

A Poem by Jennie Brown

Poem by Jenniw Brown

We do hope that you enjoy the fruits of all our labours and that Devizes is a town that you will enjoy and come back to.