Local Events

An Evening with Nick Hamilton

Uppingham in Bloom presents “An evening with Nick Hamilton“.  If you think you know Barnsdale Gardens… think again! Nick shares stories, inspiration and laughter from Rutland’s award winning garden designer.

Wednesday 6th April 2016

The Mark Glatman lecture theatre. Uppingham school, new science building. Stockerston Rd, Uppingham

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7.50 including complementary glass of wine.

Available from Gilbert and Thomas or request through website contact us.

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.


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!!!!



Sun Shines for Britain in Bloom Judges

After a sunny tour around the town in a pimped up Uppingham School minibus, the Judges were treated to a splendid lunch at the Uppingham Cricket Club prepared by Bloom committee members. The Mayor, Dave Ainslie, welcomed the Judges and thanked all the Volunteers for their hard work in making the town look fabulous. Representatives from Uppingham School Grounds Team, the WI, Rotary, Uppingham Town Council, Rutland County Council, and past and present committee members of Uppingham in Bloom enjoyed homemade treats. The results of the National competition will be announced at the award ceremony on October 16th. The regional award ceremony, hosted by Us this year at Rutland Water Golf Club on September 16th, will be when we find out if we have done enough to retain our Gold Standard from last year.


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 tomorrow!

Flower and Produce Show FUNdraising

Uppingham Fete, Flower & Produce 2016 Annual Show from 1-5pm on Sunday the 7th August. A great afternoon for all the family in the heart of Uppingham on Tod’s Piece. The traditional Show Tent for entrants to showcase their gardening, baking and artistic abilities, trade stalls, food and drink stalls including Pimms Tent, Fun Dog Show, displays, live music, children’s entertainment, fabulous raffle prizes and much more.

Britain in Bloom Judge Uppingham 

It’s time to countdown! There are only 5 days to go before the Britain in Bloom judges will be visiting our lovely town of Uppingham.

“We had to keep the standard up after the regionals,” said Pam. “The whole place looked really tidy and the judges seemed to appreciate the whole day. “We’re now keeping out fingers crossed for the results on October 16.” The regional results will be announced in September. Read more


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 results will be announced on September 14. She also thanked the Uppingham School Gardening Team for their help with the planting and maintenance of the towns floral displays and the volunteers who help with weeding and general up keep of the town.

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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 remember the fallen.

WW1 WEEKEND – great event at Easton on the Hill on Saturday, really nice balance of remembrance reenactment and history.  Also a parade took place from Oakham to Langham, soldiers marched from Oakham onto Melton when recruited.  Had a great day at Easton on the Hill’s commemoration event on Saturday, from the fly pasts of the Tiger Moth and Pitts Special to the re-enactors and the excellent exhibition in the village hall, well done to everyone involved.  The service which began the day had good support too.


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 weeding and planting and sprucing up the town. If your house is on the judging route you may have received a notification asking for you to do your bit to help the town retain the trophy.

This year Uppingham is also a finalist in the National competition, judging for which takes place on Tuesday 11th August. Uppingham in Bloom welcomes any and all support.


Poppy Reinstated!

After vandals bent and broke the Poppy, it has been mended by Josh and reinstated on Dairy Corner with extra fixings. We hope it stays where it is for some time to come now! 

Each year, in early November some 30,000 Legion volunteers take to the streets with poppies and collecting boxes, raising millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal. The money collected at this time and from numerous other fundraising activities throughout the year, goes to providing help and support to serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependants.

Poppy People

We always need new volunteers – Poppy People – to assist with Poppy Appeal collecting in Leicestershire and Rutland. We particulalry need a County Poppy Appeal Organiser for Leicestershire and one for Rutland. These a crucial poistions to co-ordinate Poppy Appeal collections for the Counties, please contact the Membership Support Officer if you are interested.

Without volunteer collectors out there on the streets, without appeal organisers planning the collections, this great cause – that helps thousands of ex-Service men and women every year – would grind to a halt.

And we urgently need to recruit more people as many of our current volunteers are retiring from active duty. Add to this the ever increasing demand on the Legion’s services and you can see we need your help more than ever.

Please contact your local Poppy Appeal Organiser if you are interested in helping.


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 they intend to maintain a presence in the town.


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.

Judging day!!







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 a flyer through your door encouraging you to put up floral displays, tidy weeds and picking litter in your area. Please help us put on an amazing show for the competition. Last years Gold may take some beating!