The Town Council’s Llandudno in Bloom Committee is made up of representatives from businesses and local community and resident’s groups as well as town councillors and local authority officers from Conwy County Borough Council.
The Bloom Committee oversees Llandudno’s entry to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition as well as organising the Town Council’s Llandudno in Bloom Competition and overseeing the Town Council’s Hanging Basket scheme for businesses and residents each year.
Each year Llandudno enters the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition. Cities, Town Villages across Wales participate in the competition to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. Other entries are also invited from Caravan Parks, Pubs, Restaurants and Holiday Homes. The Llandudno in Bloom Committee works in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council, Businesses, Residents, Schools and Community Groups on a number of planting schemes and environmental projects as part of the Town’s entry.
In July, judging took place in this year’s competition. The judge was taken on a tour of the town to see the work taking place to maintain an attractive environment for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Stops included Ysgol Craig-y-Don, The Great Orme, Happy Valley and The Promenade. The judge also had the opportunity to meet representatives of the various community groups involved in the campaign, who had been invited to show case their work at Venue Cymru.
Pictured Jennie Judd, Wales in Bloom judge, Cllr Carol Marubbi, Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Joyce Audus-Williams, Chairman Llandudno in Bloom and Peter Barton-Price, Conwy County Borough Council
Pictured Jennie Judd, Wales in Bloom judge and members of Llandudno Allotment Society at Venue Cymru
In 2016, Llandudno was awarded first place in its category, 176 points and a Gold Award.
As a result of being awarded first place Llandudno’s in Bloom Committee was delighted to be invited to enter Gogarth ward in the Britain in Bloom competition. Judging took place in August and we were delighted to be awarded a Silver Gilt award at the Awards Ceremony held in October.
Britain in Bloom Judges Glenn Dale and Martyn Hird discussing Bloom projects in Happy Valley with the Friends of Happy Valley
Pictured Glenn Dale and Martyn Hird and Mr Roy Haley, Chairman, Llandudno Museum visiting the Blodwen skeleton at Llandudno Msueum
We always interested in hearing about any relevant planting, environmental or wildlife projects that could be considered for inclusion in the judging route, press releases and portfolio.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the campaign please contact the Deputy Clerk on 01492 879130 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Llandudno in Bloom campaign also has its own website. Please log on to www.llandudnoinbloom.co.uk to find out further information about the campaign.
The Alice Clock, Llandudno Promenade
Haulfre Gardens, Happy Valley
Wildflower Meadow, Craig-Y-Don
The Town Council also organises an annual Llandudno in Bloom competition which is open to residents and businesses within the town. Entrants are judged in various categories including categories for hotels and guesthouses, shops, schools and private residences.
In 2016, The Cottage Loaf was awarded ‘Overall winner’, Mr Neville Yates won the ‘Best Garden’ award and The Hydro Hotel won the award for ‘Best Garden in the Mayor’s Ward’
The Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Carol Marubbi and Miss Alice, Miss Jessica Bowen-Roberts pictured with the ‘Overall Winner’ 2016, The Cottage Loaf