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15 committed Bloomers out on a very wet and cold Sunday morning to plant over 100 trays of Pansies in Twyn Square and the town centre.  Thanks to the Willows Garden Centre for donating the Pansies.

Usk were finalists in the 2018 Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions competition and received a Gold Medal.

Usk in Bloom have won the Communities in Bloom (World) Small International Category 2018. 
At the awards ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday Usk in Bloom representatives Tony Kear and Jan Mundy admitted to being "stunned and speechless" as it was announced that Usk had won the top award in the International Challenge overcoming similar sized communities in the USA, Canada and Europe to lift the trophy.

Read our News Letter for details.

Usk were awarded a GOLD Award at the 2018 Wales in Bloom Awards Ceremony and in addition were crowned OVERALL WINNER of the Large Village Category 2018. 

Every year Usk in Bloom gives awards to Usk Commercial and Residential gardens.  Download the 2018 Commercial and the 2018 Residential awards lists.

Aug - Latest news report.

Wales Online report on Usk in Bloom 2018:

Aug.  Judging for our Britain in Bloom entry.

July - Usk looks good !

July -Wildflower beds

Early July - Judging for the Wales in Bloom competition.

Late June - Usk welcomes the judges of the World Communities in Bloom competition.

Late June - Usk is starting to bloom!

June - Usk Brownies planting flower beds

Early June - Usk will be coming under international scrutiny as volunteer Canadian and International judges visit the town to assess Usk's entry in the 2018 Communities in Bloom Competition. ..
See the Monmouthshire Beacon report

     Early June - Planting Twyn Square

See the Usk in Bloom Summer Newsletter ...

May - Filling and planting tubs.

New Gardening Club meeting at the Willows Garden Centre.

Beautiful on the Usk Riverbank today - in previous years the River Banks would have been mown by now and this beauty lost.

Working with Natural Resources Wales and Usk Conservation and Environment Group there is now an agreed ecological based strategy.

Usk In Bloom is not just about annual flowers !


Local parents have raised funds for a new play park for the children of Usk and surrounding areas.  Usk in Bloom added a garden.

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


Clearing up litter from a disgusting lay-by on the A449 near Usk. Positive action to make our environment better.


Usk in Bloom have started a "Get into Gardening Club". Workshops and talks from April to Sept.  New dates have been added. See the programme ...

See the Usk in Bloom Spring 2018 Newsletter...

New edging round the Conigar Crescent town flower bed.

As part of the spring work being undertaken by UiB there is to be a renovation of the overgrown Conigar Crescent bed.

Spring flowers in Usk

Click for news from the chairman - Feb 2018

Usk in Bloom has been awarded a 3000 grant from Monmouthshire County Council as it bids to win the "world cup of floral competitions".  We have been asked to represent Wales in the World in Bloom challenge as well as competing in the Royal Horticultural  Society Champion of Champions competition.



Feb 2018.  Hardy Volunteers in the biting cold wind as we begin the extensions to our permanent beds at Lady Hill.

Nov 2017 - Bulb planting in the rain,
ready for 2018

Previous Year's News:-


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