Edenbridge takes home Silver-Gilt awards at In Bloom ceremony

We are thrilled to have picked up two prestigious awards at the 2023 South and South East in Bloom awards ceremony.

For the first time, the Town Council entered two sites under its management, with both winning recognition – Stangrove Park and Edenbridge Cemetery. The judges said:

“A local Town Park of very good quality where maintenance levels are high.” Stangrove Park

“Particularly good first-time entry. Excellent site, professionally managed by the Town Council and the maintenance team.” Edenbridge Cemetery

The South & South East in Bloom campaign is the largest horticultural campaign in the region involving hundreds of communities each year. It is part of the larger Britain in Bloom campaign where participating communities create lasting improvements to their local environment for the benefit of those that live, work and visit. Judges/assessors visit communities throughout the year and awards are presented to recognise the entries’ achievements.

Councillor Angela Baker, Chair of the Council’s Open Spaces Committee, said: “This is another fantastic achievement for Edenbridge and comes just only a few months after receiving recognition for the quality of our football pitches at the Recreation Ground.

“It’s the first time we’ve taken part in In Bloom, and we were only a few points off from achieving Gold for Stangrove Park, so next year we will definitely be raising the bar by taking on board some of the suggestions the judges recommended!”

“Well done to our Groundsteam and thank you to the whole community for your efforts in helping us to keep our open spaces clean and respected,” she added.

Earlier this year we received recognition for the quality of our football pitches at the Recreation Ground following a PitchPower assessment.