South West in Bloom Opens in a new window is one of seventeen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom Opens in a new window, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities who take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects and to remove the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism. The judges are taken across Torbay to meet all involved from local community groups to the staff and contractors working onsite.  There have been some fantastic projects in the last year and the results of this competition reflect that.

RHS Britain in Bloom South West Awards 2016

  • Brixham in Bloom - GOLD Award in the Sargeant Cup
  • Pride in Brixham - The Michael McGahey Crystal Trophy for exceptional community effort
  • The Alf Crouch Memorial Silver Salva Award for outstanding services to South West in Bloom - Mary Thompson from Pride in Brixham
  • Babbacombe Bay in Bloom - Gold Awards in the St Bridget Cup and Gold Flag
  • Paignton in Bloom - Silver Gilt Award and winner of the Tesco Cup
  • Torquay in Bloom - Silver Gilt Award n the Tesco Cup


Congratulations to all involved including our contractor’s grounds maintenance teams, local community groups and all volunteers.

RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Awards 2016

The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Opens in a new window campaign supports community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment - whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.

In Your Neighbourhood 2015 Results
Name Town or Village Award
Combe Pafford Special Needs School Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
Margaret Clitherow House Babbacombe Bay Thriving
Torbay Organic Gardening Society Babbacombe Bay Improving
Brunel Woodlanders Babbacombe Bay Improving
IIlsham C of E Primary School Babbacombe Bay Developing
Glen Sannox Babbacombe Bay Developing
The Rose Garden Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
St Marychurch Millenium Wood Babbacombe Bay Thriving
St Marychurch Precint Babbacombe Bay Thriving
Abbey School Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
Babbacombe Downs Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
Friends of Tessier Gardens Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
Babbacombe Cliff Railway Babbacombe Bay Outstanding
Brixham Family Group Centre Brixham Thriving
Indigo's Go Wild Brixham Thriving
Pride in Brixham Brixham Outstanding
Ace Gardening Group Brixham Thriving
Middle Street Traders Brixham Thriving
Astley Park Brixham Improving
Four Seasons Torbay CIC Brixham Improving
Friends of St Mary's Park Brixham Thriving
Wild Fox Paignton Advancing
South Devon College Paignton Thriving
Goodrington Community Orchard Paignton Advancing
Clennon Valley Allotments Paignton Outstanding
Sacred Heart Primary School Paignton Outstanding
Young's Park People Paignton Outstanding
Growing for Life Paignton Outstanding
Palace Avenue Guardians Paignton Outstanding
Hayes Primary School Paignton Outstanding
Lindisfarne Play Park Torquay Establishing
Friends of Upton Park Torquay Thriving
Friends of Victoria Park Torquay Thriving
Friends of Stoodley Knowle Torquay Thriving
Friends of the Churchyard Torquay Outstanding
Torre Abbey Gardens Torquay Outstanding
Cockington Memorial Rose Garden Torquay Outstanding
Hele's Angel Truro Bank Torquay Advancing