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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. 

    Volunteers

    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, relaunched the annual Wells In Bloom competitions for Schools, Gardens and Allotments in 2022,  to recognise the valuable impact of gardening in our community in promoting  a positive health and well being as well as a positive impact on the environment.
    If you are interested in being part of the Wells in Bloom Volunteers for the judging please contact Councillor Denise Denis, email d.denis@wells.gov.uk or tel 07812206693.
     

    Competition

    “Well in Bloom” volunteers were out and about in 2022, judging within the Wells City Boundary for the first time in 3 years. The pandemic halted everything but certainly didn’t stop our residents gardening.
    The categories were the same as before. Schools were judged and awarded prizes in June, and the allotments, private gardens, and businesses in Wells were visited and judged in July.
    The criteria for judging this year included a new category for gardeners who could show sustainability and a friendly approach to the environment as well as presentation of planting. The winners received their certificates and trophies at a prize giving on Friday 14th October in Wells Town Hall presented by Mayor Stewart Cursley who congratulated them for their hard work to produce inspiring and beautiful gardens, containers and patios in a year with some challenging weather conditions. He also thanked all the sponsors, volunteers and Council staff who were involved in supporting Wells In Bloom.
    Wells In Bloom looks forward to your entries in 2023.


    Back Gardens  
    Overall Gold-J Fairburn, Silver Gilt-S & J Wood, Silver-J Turner, 
    Bronze-S Loveday, P Parfait, L Frey, Mrs and Mrs King, 


    Wildlife Friendly-P Parfait


    Front Gardens
    Gold- J & B MacKay, Silver Gilt-J Turner, Silver-S & J Wood, Bronze-T Perkins

    Patio Gardens
    Gold-C Costello, Silver Gilt-C Westley, Silver-J Ravenscroft, Bronze-A Bennett, B Buckley


    Commercial Gardens 
    Gold-The Lawrence Centre, Silver Gilt- Fletcher Garden Club,
    Silver-The City Arms, The Globe, Bronze-The Quarter Jack, Wells Health Centre, The Crown

    Allotments
    Barnes Road
    Bishops Palace
    Burcott Road
     

    WIB Sponsors


    Mr & Mrs Adams
    Benevolent Lodge No 446
    Mrs J M Berry
    Bowleys Garage
    Chris Brandon
    Brick Peers
    Jasmine Browne
    Lavinia Byrne
    Chalmers HB Ltd
    COOK (Wells)
    Derek & June Cooper
    Custom Cameras Ltd
    Friends of Almshouses
    Alistair Glanville
    Richard Green
    HAMRA
    Sylvia & Richard Hanks
    Harris & Harris
    Mr & Mrs P J Hopton
    Mr & Mrs J Horler
    JenBee
    Steve Luck
    M5 Data
    Gordon & Gwen Mackenzie
    Mr & Mrs D Masters
    Mendip Ladies Group
    Mrs V Nasmyth
    Mr & Mrs North
    Rotary Club Wells
    Somerset Forge
    St Cuthberts Church
    Studleys Jewellers
    The Swan Hotel
    Thatchers Cider
    Tweedie Evans Consulting Ltd
    Unwins Funeral Directors
    Webb & Co
    Wells Civic Society
    Wells Film Centre
    Wells Lions Club
    Wells Walking Tours
    Philip Welch
    Kevin Westwood

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