ST GEORGE IN BLOOM  WAS FOUNDED IN 2014

BY GRENVILLE JOHNSON.

 

THE AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED:-

 

      • Winners of the RHS Gold Pennant 2014, 2015 & 2016

from RHS Britain in Bloom South West.

 

• Winners of the  Gordon Ford Silver trophy

for the best Urban entry for Kensington Road in the South West in 2015.

 

• RHS National Finalist 2016 with a Silver award.

 

• ‘Outstanding’ level awards were also given within the RHS

‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ category.

 

• RHS & South West in Bloom Certificate of Recognition in 2020.

 

• RHS & South West in Bloom Certificate for ‘Inspiring others’ in 2020.

 

• RHS & South West in Bloom Certificate for ‘Sharing your Know How’ in 2020.

 

This St George in Bloom web site aims to promote,

celebrate & showcase front and rear gardens together with local allotment plots, enhanced streets, or local wildlife

within the St George area of the City of Bristol.

 

The three core aims of St George in Bloom are :-

 

HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

&

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY.

 

© This web site is the copyright of Grenville Johnson .

© The web site photographs are the copyright of Alan Elms .

 

 

 

The unique & award winning garden in St George in Bristol

and the special open day for FREE ON JUNE 9TH 2024.

 

The award - winning garden at 28 Kensington Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 7NB

will open its doors to visitors for FREE on SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 2024

FROM 10AM TO 4PM.

 

THIS VERY SPECIAL GARDEN OPEN DAY CONTRIBUTES TO

THE FESTIVAL OF NATURE COMMUNITY EVENT.

 

All visits for individuals or families or larger groups will need to be pre-booked with details of the number in the group and the time of your arrival.

 

Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.

 

Kindly contact Grenville Johnson by email at: grenvillejohnson01@gmail.com

 

or by phone at:-  01179496788 in order to pre - book your visit before you arrive.

 

Safety notice:

KINDLY NOTE THAT THE GARDEN IS ON TWO LEVELS WITH STONE STEPS AND NARROW PATHWAYS. THEREFORE, WHEELCHAIRS OR PUSH CHAIRS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED DURING ANY VISITS.

 

We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 9th June 2024.

 

The garden is owned by Grenville Johnson & Alan Elms.

 

The garden was chosen by Alan Titchmarsh as one of his best British back gardens,

and was also featured on BBC's ‘Gardeners World.’

 

It is also featured in the book ‘100 Dream Gardens of England’ published by Merrell,

and in Francis Tophill's book ‘First Time Gardener.’

 

 AVON WILDLIFE TRUST’S  FEATURE ABOUT THE GARDEN & THIS AREA.

 

TO VIEW THIS FEATURE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE AVON WILDLIFE TRUST’S LOGO BELOW:-

 

 

 

Grenville Johnson is also a wildlife champion & an Advisor for Avon Wildlife Trust.

 

   

Photos of the enchanting Folly from the award winning garden.

 

The stone water feature above the pond in the garden depicts a boy with a dolphin water spout.

Verdant green Moss is beginning to grow over the base of the statue.

 

 

The significance of green streets and front & rear urban gardens.

 

Our streets and roads and front and rear gardens can greatly assist our health and overall well being, and they can also become valuable havens for local wildlife. We often overlook the importance and significance of streets with trees, or front or rear gardens that warm the heart, and raise our spirits. This is in addition to all the personal & social benefits that can be gained by visits to local parks and green spaces .

 

This web site is designed to showcase and highlight the importance of our streets and front and rear gardens, particularly within inner city & urban areas.   For example, the residents of Kensington Road in St George, Bristol have enhanced their street , and have made it  more wildlife friendly.They campaigned to have the street trees installed, and the small front gardens have been planted up by the residents.

This has helped to raise everyone's spirits, and this in turn, assists our natural world and local urban wildlife.

 

Kensington Road was selected as a showcase garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show at the launch of the RHS ‘Greening Great Britain’ campaign in 2015. The show garden celebrated all our local community based work and action.

 

See the Kensington Road enhancements page on this web site by clicking on the tab on this Homepage.

 

Action for enhancing our local streets and front & rear gardens is becoming even more significant as some areas of the UK are currently seeing a reduction in funding to maintain and support local parks or public green spaces.

We hope that you or your community will also be inspired to help to make your street or front or rear garden more colourful and wildlife friendly, so that you and others and the natural world can also enjoy the benefits. Grenville Johnson is delighted to be appointed as a Wildlife Champion & local Advisor for Avon Wildlife Trust.

 

Grenville Johnson 2024.

 

 

Photo above shows a view of Kensington Road, St . George in Bristol.

 

 LOCAL WEB SITE LINKS :-

 

BOYS IN BRISTOL local photography URL: https://boysinbristol-stgeorgepark.mypixieset.com/

 

AVON WILDLIFE TRUST https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/

 

ST GEORGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION   http://stgeorgecommunity.org.uk/network/community/

 

BRISTOL EAST ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION https://www.bristoleastallotmentassociation.com/

 

 

 

Home.

Our former projects .

Kensington Road enhancements.

The award winning garden in St George, Bristol..

How to contact us.

Local photos..

 

OUR PHOTO COMPETITION 2024.

IN 2024 WE WILL FEATURE  LOCAL FRONT OR REAR GARDENS, STREETS OR LOCAL ALLOTMENT PLOTS , OR SHOP FRONTS ON THIS WEB SITE

ONLY VIA PHOTOGRAPHS THAT ARE SENT TO US BY ANY PARTICIPANTS.

 

KINDLY NOTE- ALL ENTRIES MUST BE LOCATED WITHIN THE ST GEORGE AREA

OF BRISTOL.

 

IT WILL BE GOOD TO SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS VIA ANY PHOTOS YOU WISH TO SEND TO US.

 

WE WILL NOT BE VISITING OR VIEWING EACH ENTRY THIS YEAR OR  AWARDING ANY CERTIFICATES.

 

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR PHOTOS TO US BY 30TH JUNE 2024 , AND WE WILL PUBLISH THEM ON THIS SITE.

 

 

                                               

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

The  Gordon Ford Silver trophy for the best Urban entry for Kensington Road in the South West in 2015.

Click here to see the award winning garden

on Face book.