The Kingsbridge In Bloom team welcomed the national judges from the Royal Horticultural Society, with a special welcome from the town crier.

A group of the volunteers who give up their time to make Kingsbridge look beautiful, gathered together to welcome the two judges from Britain In Bloom, Kim Parish and Lesley Jelleyman, who are judging for the Britain In Bloom National Finals.

Kingsbridge’s Town Crier, Roger Pinder, welcomed the judges with an announcement about the specialness of Kingsbridge and the volunteers of Kingsbridge In Bloom.

Graham Price, chair of Kingsbridge In Bloom, said: “Earlier this year Kingsbridge was invited to represent the South West region in the RHS National finals of Britain in Bloom.

“On Monday this week the sun shone and the town looked at it’s very best with stunning floral displays and good examples of horticultural excellence throughout.

“We escorted two RHS National Judges Lesley Jelleyman and Kim Parish to various locations throughout the town for the two-and-a-half-hour assessment, finishing at the Methodist Church to view the display of work carried out by the team over the past twelve months.

“They were particularly impressed by how the group had completely transformed the look of the the town over the last ten years.

“The judges were very impressed by the effort put into the campaign by our Bloom team and the fact that we have a very clean and attractive town, which we are very proud of.

“We are privileged to have been chosen to represent the SW against all of the other regions in UK but we will not know our result until late October when they will be announced at the RHS awards function at the Waterside Centre in Belfast.

“The team have worked tirelessly to get to where we are so fingers crossed for a good result!”

This dedicated team of volunteers at Kingsbridge In Bloom, now in it’s eleventh year, have played a major part in transforming the small medieval market town on the south coast of Devon into a thriving and attractive place for the community and many visitors to enjoy.

You can see Roger welcoming the judges on our below.