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Britain in Bloom web site

And  Click Here  to see Hayle in Bloom on the Britain in Bloom web site


RHS Resources

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South West in Bloom logo and link

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South West in Bloom web site

Revive Soil Conditioner, made in Somerset by Viridor from local composted plant material, is proud to be the overall sponsor for the RHS competition South West in Bloom












The Hayle in Bloom Flag


The 2018 Champion of Champions Judging Date

is Thursday, 26 July.

days to go


The In Your Neighbourhood Judging Dates are 17 & 24 July


11 October 2017. The mayor attended the South West inBloom awards ceremony at The Imperial Hotel in Torquay on Thursday 5 October, when Hayle in Bloomreceived a long list of awards for the excellent horticultural work it does inthe town.We are pleased to announce that Hayle won an RHS Gold medal for the town and was awarded the Preece Cup for Best in Category in the South West, which covers an area from Cornwall right up to Gloucestershire and over to Wiltshire. Hayle in Bloom also won the following In Your Neighbourhood Awards:

  • Bodriggy Academy Plot to Plate – Thriving
  • Bodriggy Academy Wildlife Garden – Outstanding
  • Bodriggy Academy Bug Garden – Outstanding
  • Isis Gardens – Outstanding
  • War Memorial – Outstanding
  • Copperhouse Planters – Improving
  • Jubilee Bridge Planters – Outstanding
  • St Piran’s School Mural – Outstanding
  • Paradise Park – Outstanding
  • King George V Memorial Walk – Outstanding
  • Beatrice Terrace – Improving
  • Riviere Sands Holiday Park – Thriving
  • Lethlean Allotments – Outstanding

The town council gives Hayle in Bloom an annual financial contribution and this year was pleased to be able to cover the travel expenses for the Hayle in Bloom representatives to attend the awards ceremony.

Well done to everyone involved!

12 September 2016. Hayle in Bloom invites you to join us and our professional gardeners for 'Work Days' at the end of each month. Here is our schedule of activities:

September 26th

Commercial Road car park (day centre). Small tubs picked up



Plant winter/spring bedding in tubs

November 28th

Penpol benches x 3 people ( Diy)
Final town tub tidy for the winter (Gardening team)


December 26th

Enjoy Christmas and don’t give flowers a second thought


January 31st

Free spot

  February28th Free spot (any big tubs that need moving do now or never)

March 27th

Commercial road car park/ wildlife garden Library. (Two teams as car park should be light as second tidy)


April 24th

Plant up mobile tubs to grow on indoors


May 29th

Plant out all summer bedding and perennial’s  
Tubs all placed



Week commencing 5th two volunteers need to walk the route and list all street furniture that needs painting or cleaning so we have materials for the last Monday in June

  June 26th

Paint day (bring a friend and a brush each)


July  1st

Until judging day:
If you are free and can give a hand weeding un adopted beds your time will be very much appreciated

14 June 2016. Hayle in Bloom is trialing a monthly guided tour on the King George V Memorial Walk. The tour is held on the third Thursday of each month, meeting at 10.30am at the greenhouse on the Walk. The tour lasts about an hour or a bit more, and contents are usually Plant of the Month, Gardening Tips for the month, Naming of plants along the Walk, a Q&A session, and occasional speakers giving a short talk about various subjects to do with gardening or the Walk, or similar. There is no charge, but a donation is appreciated. Dogs welcome on a lead. If wet, deferred to the next Thursday. You can find details on FaceBook before each event, or phone 01736 756567. Everybody welcome, we would love to see you there.
1 June 2016. The Judging Route is now available. Click here for your copy. Our judges are Richard Budge and Tony Moore.
1 January 2016. We are now on Facebook. Click here for all of the latest news. Only major events will be reported on this site.

24 September 2015. More great news at the South West in Bloom presentation day at Dartmouth: Hayle takes Gold for the 10th year in a row. An unbelievably great achievment.

And great results in the In Your Neighbourhood category too:

  HAYLE Bodriggy Academy
HAYLE Bodriggy Academy
HAYLE Penpol School
HAYLE Hayle Library
HAYLE Hayle in Bloom

Fork to Plate Team

Bug Mansion and Garden

Hayle War Memorial

The Millpond

Wildlife Garden

Community Celebration Day

Riviere Sands Holiday Park

Lethlean Allotments

Paradise Park

Penpol Terrace

King George v Memorial Walk

Adopt a Plotters














Well done to our hard working gardeners, professional and volunteers.
14 May 2015. Hayle Town Council Mayor's Awards.

Hayle's Town Clerk noted:

"Mr Tony Thacker was selected as Male Citizen of the Year 2015/2016. Mr Thacker had been nominated for his work as a volunteer gardener on the King George V Memorial Walk. He was thanked for his tremendous hard work in all weathers, which contributed to Hayle in Bloom’s continuing success."

Congratulations to Tony from the Hayle in Bloom team - a well-deserved honour. Tony continues to be an inspiration to us all.

23 July 2015. Hayle wins the prestigious Green Flag award.
Click on the image for a larger copy of the article from the Cornishman.
15 July 2015. The weather was not bad for the Southwest in Bloom judging. Shown below, judges Richard Budge and Robert Harkness are 'grilling' Chris - with chairman Nigel Powell and secretary Jackie Mace lending support.
Come along to the presentation ceremony at Dartmouth on Thursday, 24 September to hear how we did. Click here for the details.
5 July 2015. Hayle in Bloom's Celebration Day with thousands turning up to enjoy the stalls and entertainment. More pictures are in the photo gallery.
Manda is busy saving bees. Courtesy of the Cornishman.
And here are some of the visitors enjoying the weather and the fun.

13 March 2015. Last Friday the children at Penpol School had a "dress as a bee day" with the encouragement of Manda Brookman.


You can see some pictures on the Cornishman site by clicking here.

23 February 2015. At the AGM the following officers were elected:

Chair Nigel Powell
Deputy Chair Mike Kemp
Secretary Jackie Mace
Treasurer Lyn Reffold  

22 February 2015. On 7th March Hayle in Bloom is running our third event in the Hayle Blooming Bee Friendly programme, with a little money we have raised from the Cornwall Community Foundaiton, building on our successful community day in June last year and our Pollinator Masterclass before Christmas. As a result of inviting the local schools once again, and offering to run assemblies on bees and pollinators, Manda Brookman will be running two Bee Assemblies in Penpol School the week before, culminating in helping judge a school Bee Costume Competition, which is wonderful. The school is hugely excited about taking part, and we do hope we can do everything we can to help it support food, health, pollinators and local environmental awareness in the curriculum!


23 October 2014. Horray, hooray! We won Gold again - our tenth Gold and nine straight. This year could be ten in a row. Although we did not win the cup, we did come second. What a team!


Preece Cup


Glastonbury in Bloom



Hayle in Bloom



Midsomer Norton



Seaton in Bloom

Silver Gilt


Sherborne in Bloom

Silver Gilt


14 July 2014. Hayle was looking lovely for the South West in Bloom judging day.
Photograph: Cornishman

Judges Steve Clampin and Rob Harkness are shown here at Paradise Park with Hayle Mayor Graham Coad, Hayle in Bloom chair Anne-Marie Rance, gardener Mike Kemp and flanked by Alison Hales and Nick Reynolds of Paradise Park. Many of the HIB volunteers joined the judges for the closing event sponsored by Paradise Park.

Volunteers from Hayle in Bloom (HIB) have worked throughout the year to keep the green spaces in the town tidy and chairman Anne-Marie Rance, said they hoped they had done enough to get a gold award.

"The town looked absolutely fabulous thanks to our wonderful volunteers," she said. "They've had to work extremely hard this year to maintain a standard because of all the cutbacks at Cornwall Council. We've also had honorary members who helped out at our working parties."

This year's Blooming Hayle event, organised by Hayle in Bloom,  was on Sunday, 29th of June on the King George V Memorial Walk. We had parades, events and lots of stalls. And great weather. Thousands turned out, locals and visitors.
What's a festival without the town band?

Leader of Cornwall Council and Leader of Hayle Town Council!

(both Hayle boys)

Lots of smiley faces
Town organisations galore
Lots to see and do
Bee friendly
The special festival diet - yum...
Bands, singers and dancers - a great day


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What a great year. Thank you to everyone for making Hayle look fantastic. Let's build on our twelve consecutive years of winning Gold!

Nigel Powell.



Hayle's 'Britain in Bloom' Group was formed in January 2000. Read how we got started.


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