LEEDS IN BLOOM
With so many cities putting money into the city areas and not paying any attention to the suburbs it is a welcome change to see what a transformation Leeds In Bloom has had on the area. Everywhere you look there are beautiful boarders. The best part of it aside from the aesthetic bonus is the sense of community it encourages. People who are perhaps retired can really gain a sense of achievement and purpose from getting involved. Apart from the sense of community it also will hopefully encourage people to look after their areas, not to litter and deface them. People are very quick to say what the counsellors have done wrong but we think that this deserves a real thumbs up! Schools are encouraged to get involved too designing their own flowerbed which is really lovely!
WORD FROM COUNCILLOR MARK DOBSON
We were lucky enough to be able to have a chat with Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment, he said of Leeds in Bloom “We are extremely fortunate as a city to have so many people with a real passion and dedication for their in bloom groups that play such a massive part in making our communities look so great. I would like to thank every single person, group and organisation, along with the council’s parks and countryside team for their commitment and hard work.”
What is Leeds in Bloom?
Leeds in Bloom encourages residents and businesses to work in partnership to decorate their homes or premises with flowers and make Leeds look more attractive.
Leeds in Bloom competitions
Everyone can get involved with competitions. You can enter your own garden or flowerpots, or your work
place’s window boxes or hanging baskets. You can enter your school, place of
worship or housing complex. Our regular design a flowerbed competition
encourages budding young artists and our photography competition selects the
best visual images for the annual Leeds In Bloom calendar.
In Bloom Groups
There are 50 local In Bloom groups across Leeds. These volunteers take pride in
where they live. They enhance the area, raising funds for flower displays,
creating and maintaining flower beds and litter picking.