Newent in Bloom


Mon 23rd October, 1.30 onwards in the library, we’ll be holding a half term activity called Gimme Shelter for Wildlife. We’ll be filling the insect hotel in the library garden and making winter bird roosts. Children should be old enough to use scissors safely. Bring hollow stems, fir cones, seed heads, twigs, a 1 or 2 litre clean empty drinks container, an old garment or sock big enough to cover it, and a bag for life.

Newent in Bloom 2016 summer gardens competition –

Newent in Bloom summer gardens competition

2016 Results  - click here   Awards 2016

email  for futher details

2016  categories and winnners include
  • Supreme Champion & winner of the Smiths Surveyors Perpetual Cup  -
  • Best front garden,  -  Sunnylodge, Culver Street,
  • best courtyard or frontage without a garden - Stokes Mews ( courtyard)
  • best commercial premises  -  Red Lion
  • best youth effort  -  Rainbows, Community Centre
  • best public/community effort  -SPECIAL AWARD
    Lynn Ashton  andVeg Out Zone (as a whole)
    Chris Comer & all helpers
  • best environmental effort  -  1 Vauxhall

 Newent in Bloom Shop Window Competition

‘Your very good health’


The theme in 2016 was ‘Your very good health’ which fits with both the Queen’s birthday celebrations and with the RHS theme of gardening for health & wellbeing.

Copy of Awards 2015 final list (3)

If you wish to contact Newent In Bloom: Lynn Ashton

The Veg-Out Zone – Newent Community Garden.  Situated behind The Computer Shop and Reflections in Broad St. It is accessed by the path between URC and The Computer Shop.  Run by Volunteers, the garden aims to teach people how to grow vegetables and fruit, learn about & respect wildlife, to share produce and gain skills for life.

Groups of all ages from childminders to pensioners each share raised beds.  Working parties meet in the garden for projects like seating and fencing. News and jobs to be done are posted on the noticeboard near the garden entrance.

If you would like to know more, please contact Chris Comer – Chairman



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