Usk History

Floral Displays
Permanent Planting
Town Competition


Usk is a small market town of 2300 people in South East Wales.  Its history goes back to the Romans and Normans.

The Usk in Bloom committee was formed in 1981 by a group of enthusiasts. Since then the town has won many awards and attracted visitors to its wonderful display of flowers.

Winner of Communities in Bloom (World) Small International Category 2018

Winner of the Wales in Bloom Large Village 2018.  And it's a Gold! 37th year in a row! 

Britain in Bloom 2018 Finalist Gold Medal.

We won Britain in Bloom 2017.  Usk was named joint winner of the large village category in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards.

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   Tywn Square, Usk.

The first BBC 2 Television programme titled "Britain in Bloom" is about Usk.  See the "inside story" on iPlayer ...


The Usk in Bloom committee are all volunteers and the town has a proud record of success in competitions:-

  • Winners of class in “Wales in Bloom” 1982 to 2018.

  • Won “Britain in Bloom” five times, finalists in another six years.

  • Represented the United Kingdom in the European Entente Floral competition on three occasions.

The aims of the committee are to:-

  • Improve Usk by the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, bulbs and floral displays.

  • Address environmental issues and preserve wildlife.

  • Work with and educate the youngsters in Usk from nursery to junior age.

  • Continuously plant and maintain the current flower beds and tubs around the town.

  • Foster partnerships with other organisations in Usk to achieve these aims.


Usk in Bloom 2018 Newsletters:- 

Spring Newsletter.     Early Summer Newsletter.    Autumn Newsletter

For more information please contact: 

Usk in Bloom Chairman - Tony Kear  uskinbloom@gmail.com   07824810182

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Registered charity number:- 1152881