ST GEORGE IN BLOOM  WAS FOUNDED IN 2014

BY GRENVILLE JOHNSON.

 

      Winners of the RHS Gold Pennant 2014 2015 & 2016

from RHS Britain in Bloom South West.

Winners of the silver trophy for the best Urban entry

in the South West in 2015.

RHS National Finalist 2016 with a Silver national award.

‘Outstanding’ level  awards  were also given within the RHS

‘Its your Neighbourhood’ category.

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.

 

©This web site is the copyright of Grenville Johnson .

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

 

 

 

THE AWARD WINNING GARDEN IN BRISTOL.

 

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 LOCALITY.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

A photo of the enchanting Folly through the doorway 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.

 

 

Another view of the Folly.

 

 

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 2023.

 

 

 

 LOCAL 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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS FOR 2024.

 

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR OUR 2024 COMPETITION.

 

OUR 2024  COMPETITION 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.

THIS YEAR WE WILL ALSO INCLUDE PHOTOS OF REAR GARDENS.

 

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.

 

DETAILS OF HOW TO SEND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS  TO US , AND THE DEADLINE DATE FOR OUR COMPETITION  WILL PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE DURING SPRING 2024.

 

 

 

                                               

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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

 

HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

&

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY.

 

Home.

Our former projects .

Kensington Road enhancements.

The award winning garden in St George, Bristol..

How to contact us.

Local photos..