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    Wells City Council aims to make the City of Wells attractive to residents and tourists and to involve the community and schools so that as many people as possible can get involved and take pride in how their City looks.

    Wells City Council purchase the plants from local nurseries.

    WCC appreciates the support from local sponsors.  If you feel you would like to become a regular sponsor and receive recognition by having your name on a plaque in the City of Wells, we would love to hear from you. 


    Wells In Bloom was originally set up by volunteers to provide floral displays in the Market Place and High Street, and since the start of the pandemic this has been continued by the City Council’s Outside Spaces team.

    Wells City Council, in partnership with volunteers, aims to restore the annual Wells In Bloom competitions for Schools, Gardens and Allotments in 2022. This is seen as a valuable contribution to encouraging gardening and environmental interests throughout the city, and across the generations.

    If you are interested in being part of the Wells in Bloom Volunteers for the judging please contact Councillor Denise Denis, email or tel 07812206693.


    “Well in Bloom” volunteers will be out and about in July, judging gardens within the Wells City Boundary for the first time in 3 years. The pandemic halted everything but certainly didn’t stop us gardening, so here is our opportunity to show what we have been up to.

    The categories are the same as before. Private gardens can enter to be judged whether small or large, front or back, or patio. Businesses in Wells are invited to enter their frontages or courtyards. 

    The criteria for judging this year will include 2 new categories for gardeners who can show sustainability and a friendly approach to the environment as well as presentation of planting. Winners will be awarded the certificates at a prize giving on Friday 14th October in Wells Town Hall.

    Emma Conner was awarded Silver- Gilt for private house front garden in 2019:

    “When I moved to Wells 10 years ago, I set about redesigning the whole of my front garden which was an overgrown rockery. It was a new venture for me which was challenging at times but my neighbours in Hawkers Lane always provided me with lots of encouragement. 
    I believe that gardening is a great way of bringing communities together, they bring so much joy to everyone. For me, the competition was an opportunity for me to share what I had created – after all, seeing others appreciate your garden is the best reward of all!”

    How to apply 

    Click Here to apply online.
    For more information and an application form please contact:
    Cllr Denise Denis, Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB

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