2023 – Glastonbury in Bloom Competition Winners Results

Our previous judges M Penton and G Morgan retired at the end of May after being with volunteers with Glastonbury in Bloom for over 6 years.  We thank them for all their hard work over the years and helping the Glastonbury in Bloom Committee.

We were very lucky to find 2 new volunteers that were happy to take on the job as our new Glastonbury in Bloom Judges former head gardener of the Chalice Well, Ark Redwood and current Chalice Well head gardener, Dave Balian.  They have enjoyed the competition very much that they have asked to do next year so, if you have a garden you are proud of then entry for 2024 applications will be available end of June 2024.  It is free to enter and you will be invited to a presentation evening in October 2024 to find out the results.

We are excited announce the winners of Glastonbury in Bloom 2023.  A huge congratulations to all of the below.

Best Wildlife Garden 

Serena Roney -Dougal

Best Community Space

Beckery Island Oasis

Best Allotment

Manor House Community Garden

Best Pub Garden

The Beckets

Best Shopfront/Cafe 

The Gauntlet (Richard Elford)

Best Front Garden

Hannah Newton

Best Rear Garden

Ian Mutch

Highly Commended

Community Space – Manor House Community Garden

Community Space – Cavendish Lodge

Community Space – The Gauntlet

Wildlife Garden – Thalia Brown

Shop Front – Heart of the Tribe

Front Garden – Richard Squire

Front Garden – Jessie Henderson

Rear Garden – Hannah Newton

Rear Garden – Kim van Coels


Wildlife Garden – Manor House Community Garden

Rear Garden – Jane Gregory

Rear Garden – Susan Lupetti

Rear Garden – Helen Bennett

Special Merit

Container/Balcony – Claire Perrett

Community Space – The Monarch

Community Space – Hannah Newton

Front Garden – Julie & Chris O’Maley

Rear Garden – Julie & Chris O’Maley

Rear Garden – Fayre Greening

Special Awards Trophies were awarded to the below.

Manor House Road Community Garden

Richard Elford

Hannah Newton

Just some of the pictures of this years entries.




Glastonbury in Bloom Poster Competition

St John’s Infant School, St Benedict’s School and Millfield School children have taken part in this year’s poster competition.  The standard of the posters was outstanding and the judges this year found it difficult to choose a clear winner.  After much debate the winners were as follows

1st Megan St Benedict’s School
2nd Rosie Probert  St Benedict’s School
3rd William St Benedict’s School
Wow Factor Asha St Johns School
Wow Factor Skye St Benedict’s School
Wow Factor Belle Blossom St Benedict’s School
Town Clerks Choice EH St Benedict’s School
Thank you to all pupils that took part.
A special thanks to Dicketts for kindly sponsoring the prizes.

Raised Beds for Happy Heads

With funding support from the Glastonbury in Bloom committee, pupils from St Ben’s school have established raised beds throughout the Glastonbury community with the aim of spreading a splash of colour and a little happiness. The school has a gardening club which is very popular with the students.