Weeding and Planting Care – Dates

Monthly Sunday meet-ups for weeding and plant maintenance. All welcome! Meet 10am in the Market Square Sunday October 14th Sunday November 4th Sunday December 9th  

Britain in Bloom Awards 2015

Last night, Uppingham were awarded Silver Gilt in their first attempt at Britain in Bloom in the small town category. We are delighted with this result, and feedback from the judges today, told us we were not far off the Gold!! Let’s keep up the support and hard work to make it happen next year. […]

2015 Uppingham in Bloom Ball

The 2015 “Uppingham in Bloom Ball” is to be held on Saturday, 3rd October at the Falcon Hotel. We’re all looking forward to it. It’s a good excuse to celebrate our success and let our hair down after all our hard work.   

East Midlands in Bloom Award Ceremony

What a fantastic result for Uppingham in Bloom this year! Gold, and overall winners of small town category!  Rutland Water Golf Club did us proud. Thanks to them for hosting the award ceremony. All the hard work of the team has paid off. Thanks to everyone who helps and supports us. Britain in Bloom next!!!! […]

Britain in Bloom Judges Visit Uppingham

The Judges have arrived in Uppingham and are staying overnight in the Lake Isle Hotel prior to judging the town tomorrow. Who knows, they may even be wandering around our lovely town this evening. They may get to wander past The Garden Hotel and get a glimpse of their beautiful display (below). Fingers crossed for […]

Front Garden Competition

All Uppingham gardeners are invited to enter their front gardens or nominate a deserving neighbours garden. We will be judging on August 18th in the afternoon, so keep weeding! Uppingham committee chairman Karen Emery expects a high standard of entries. Judges from the East Midlands in Bloom committee will visit the town on Thursday and […]

WWI Commemoration Bed

New willow poppies, one for each of Uppingham’s fallen. Six in the first two years. Sadly many more to come next year and the year after. Poppy bunting knitted by the WI. There’s also a fabulous and timely display by Uppingham In Bloom on Ayston Road, there’s also commemorative wicker poppies elsewhere in town to […]

Judging Day 2015

East Midlands in Bloom Judges visit the town and are treated to lunch afterwards at the Cricket Club. Last year Uppingham was the Gold winner in the East Midlands in Bloom competition and judging day for this year’s competition is on Thursday July 9th. A very dedicated band of volunteers has been out every week […]

Wild flowers at the old Police Station

Buzzing with insects this morning! Uppingham Police Station was closed and then sold in a bid by Leicestershire Police to save £300,000 a year. The building, in Leicester Road, was one of 12 police stations across Rutland and Leicestershire which was sold, or had their the lease agreements ended. But police have assured residents that […]

Judging Day 2015!

Judging Day! The Uppingham in Bloom committee have their fingers crossed until October after a visit from the judges in the national competition. Two Britain in Bloom judges visited the town on Tuesday. Uppingham qualified for the national contest after winning gold in last year’s East Midlands in Bloom.        

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 […]