We started our life under a different name back in 1998 as the St Marychurch District Action Group.
The Bloom volunteers and helpers work to improve the community we live in for the benefit of all by maintaining various local garden areas and green spaces.
We are not employed by Torbay Council or any contractor and do not get paid for our work. We rely on donations to pay for the flowers and plants.
Some of the areas we care for are: The St Marychurch Precinct, The Millennium Copse, The Rose Garden, Babbacombe Downs Bug Life Flower Bed and The Corner by Abbey School.
Most Wednesdays you will find us working in the Rose Garden (just a stone’s throw from Babbacombe Downs) where we have created an oasis of calm and beauty or in the local shopping precinct maintaining the numerous floral planters.
We are part of the South West in Bloom family and every year enter their regional competition, where we face stiff challenges from groups across the whole of the South West, from the depths of Cornwall to North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and beyond.
Britain in Bloom is no longer just about flowers and horticulture, there is also community involvement and environmental awareness. Babbacombe Bay has achieved many Britain in Bloom RHS and Neighbourhood awards and for the past four years has won an RHS Gold. The Babbacombe Bay Bloomers Group is keen to maintain that standard with the help of the local community and local traders.
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