Amersham In Bloom


Colourful Tulips Across The Town

We hope that you’re enjoying the wonderful display of tulips that we planted beneath the street signs around town.

A huge thank you to all the residents that kindly sponsored the bulbs back in autumn and to Patrick Hudgell for the wonderful photographs.
Amersham working as a community!


Bloomers Taking On Mini Plug Plants

Question: How long does it take to ‘pot on’ 1872 mini plug plants?
Answer: Just one hour when you have 16 dedicated bloomers.
.. These plants comprising of dwarf sunflowers, rudbeckia and cosmos, will be planted under the street signs in late May.


Amersham Enjoys Success at the National Bloom Awards

We are delighted to announce that Amersham received a GOLD award at the Britain in Bloom National Finals Ceremony in Belfast on 19 October. In addition to this highly sought-after accolade, Amersham was also presented with the RHS award for Involving Young People and Children, for ‘demonstrating excellence in this particular area’. Quite a feat considering that we were chosen over the other 76 national finalists, who are regarded as the best in the UK.

We are the first town in Buckinghamshire to achieve gold standard nationally and only the third entrant, since the start of the century, from the Thames and Chilterns Region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) to achieve this feat.

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Town Mayor Councillor Caroline Jones, led a delegation from Amersham which included Councilor Andrew Seymour; volunteers Jill Mace and Carole Taylor; Steve Catanach and Town Council Groundsman Stephen Hansford.

This national success follows a Gold at the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom Regional Awards which took place in Woodley. In addition, Amersham was also awarded a National Certificate of Destination for Parks for the Memorial Gardens display, a gold award for the Memorial Gardens and a regional award for (best) horticulture.

Chestnut Lane School was named the best school in the region, receiving the Mark Mattock School Challenge Award, while Stony Dean School received the regional award for involving children and young people… Quite a list of accolades.

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These awards are a testament to the hard work and unwavering commitment of both the Town Council and Amersham in Bloom volunteers- a formidable partnership! Similarly, we couldn’t achieve such an incredible results without the support of local schools, businesses, community groups, Scout Groups, Chiltern District Council, Serco and Buckinghamshire County Council- It is truly collaborative effort. Of course a special mention to Andy Honour who created the wonderful models in the Memorial Gardens which commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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Record Haul at Regional Bloom Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Amersham in Bloom efforts have paid dividends with the town receiving a record number    of awards at the recent Thames and Chilterns in Bloom Regional Presentation Ceremony.

As well as winning a gold award and being named the best town in the region (covering Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire), Amersham in Bloom also walked away with the following:

  • National Certificate of Distinction for Parks for the Memorial  Gardens display, awarded to the best park in the region
  • Gold award for the Memorial Gardens
  • Regional award for (best) Horticulture
  • Regional award for involving children and young people, thanks to our links and partnership with Stony Dean School

In addition to the town awards, Chestnut Lane School was named the best school in the Thames region, receiving the Mark Mattock School Challenge Award.

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Community engagement has increased year on year, and it is such a pleasure to see so many groups, schools, local businesses and volunteers participating in our bloom initiatives. Not only does everyone’s contribution enhance the vibrancy and aesthetic of the town but also helps to bolster our environmental responsibility. Thank you to everybody who has made our achievements possible; the Town Council and depot staff could not have done it without your help.

In October, a delegation of Town Council staff and volunteers will be visiting Belfast for the National Britain in Bloom Awards; we’re hopeful that we will bring home gold!


Amersham in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award

Serco have worked tirelessly in partnership with Amersham in Bloom pulling out all the stops to ensure that our roads were swept. In       recognition of their services Serco have been awarded the Amersham in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award for 2018.

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Amersham in Bloom - Key Dates
DateEvent TypeEvent Type 2VenueTimesWhat's On
Mon May 27 2019Plant SaleAmersham in BloomSycamore Road, AOTH10.00am - 4.00pmPlant Sale
Wed Jul 31 2019National Bloom JudgingAmersham in BloomAmersham10.00am - 1.00pmNational Bloom Judging

Amersham in Bloom News

July 26, 2019
MEMORIAL GARDENS PLANTER COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Amersham in Bloom’s community engagement initiatives continue, this time in the form of our Schools Planter Competition which has been sponsored by the Amersham and Chesham Lions Club, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. This year’s theme is Too Much; Too Little Water. Three of the Lions, including President Mike [More...]
July 26, 2019
THE PEACE GARDEN IS NOW COMPLETE! It is with absolute pleasure to announce that after two months of digging, landscaping and planting, the ‘Peace Garden’ is now complete. Following last year’s commemorative display, we wanted to create something very different that was innovative, interactive and educational. The Peace Garden includes a waterfall, bridge, planted wall [More...]
June 7, 2019
At 9pm last night 75 tea lights, commemorating the start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, were placed in the Memorial Gardens. The lights flickered into the early hours.           [More...]
June 7, 2019
At midday in the Memorial Gardens, Amersham paid its respects to the remarkable D-Day veterans, by commemorating the 75th anniversary of the landings in northern France.     [More...]
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