The Judges are Coming!

East Midlands in Bloom judges are visiting Uppingham on 9th July. The tour of the town will commence at the cricket club on Leicester road around 9.15am and takes in many key sites around the town. Look out for the judges vehicle being driven along the route decorated with banners and flowers. You may receive […]

How Uppingham in Bloom started

Uppingham in Bloom was started in 1983 by local shopkeepers and business people with a view to making the area more attractive to locals and visitors alike. Over the years this has been accomplished by the efforts of volunteers from all walks of life, ranging through local residents, traders, professional people, as well as Uppingham […]

The Falcon Hotel Garden

The Falcon Hotel, is a stunning 16th Century coaching inn that is situated in the pride of Uppingham’s historic Market Place. The hotel is just four miles from the shores of Rutland Water, in the heart of the natural splendours of Rutland.   

Falcon Garden Gold Award 2013

 The Falcon Hotel is a stunning 16th Century coaching inn that is the pride of Uppingham’s historic Market Place. The charming hotel is situated just four miles from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of the natural splendours of Rutland. Having been fully refurbished to its original splendour, the Falcon is now an […]

Unusual Flowers

British gardens are set to turn a shade of black next summer after horticulturists developed the world’s first black petunia plant. The dramatic new flowers, named Black Velvet, were developed using natural breeding techniques to turn them a dark black colour and will be on sale at a premium price of £2-£3 per plant. The […]

Uppingham in Bloom Ball, 2013

This year’s Uppingham in Bloom Ball took place at the Falcon Hotel on 28th September, 2013. Front garden competition winners were presented with their prizes before the ball by Richard Harman, Headmaster of Uppingham School. Photographers from Sonara Studios and Rutland Pride magazine were in attendance. The Falcon did us proud again, with the room […]

Summer Planting 2013

New mahonia takes top slot Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis ‘Soft Caress’ has been hailed the Plant of the Year 2013. The judges were won over by its unusual, delicate ferny foliage and lemon-yellow, scented blooms. The blue berries that follow give  an extended season of interest. Clematis ‘Lemon Dream’ came second place with large, double […]

Spring Flowers in the Market Place

During the least colorful part of the year, after the Christmas lights are stashed away and before spring flowers blossom, we console ourselves by looking at seed catalogs or a nice blog post about the flowers to come. I’ve heard that people are seeing daffodil sprouts around town, which is exciting. No blooms yet, at […]