Judging Day for this year’s East Midlands in Bloom Competition will be on July 4th. Uppingham is entered into the hotly contested “Small Town” category. We have been working hard on several projects through the autumn of 2023, and continuing into 2024. Seaton Roundabout, Insert Photos New Logos, Insert Photo Crown Passage regeneration. Insert Photos […]
Uppingham in Bloom: Keeping Uppingham beautiful for 40 years
ROYAL HORITICULTURAL SOCIETY
The RHS wants to enrich everyone's life through plants and make the UK a greener, more beautiful place. By inspiring, involving, informing and improving they work toward growing excellence in horticulture. The RHS mission is underpinned and driven by a sheer love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a better place.
For everyone from keen gardeners to families, Barnsdale is an inspiring place to visit at any time of the year. With Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens, it's teeming with great ideas. Enjoy thirty-eight individual gardens in an eight-acre site, there's certainly plenty to in this theme-park for gardeners!
WELLAND VALE GARDEN CENTRE
Welland Vale Garden Centre is located on the outskirts of Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire. NOW OPEN! to the public. Our Garden Centre offers an extensive range of quality home grown plants shrubs, climbers, perennial, herbaceous, garden ware from pots to statues from bird baths to stone benches, inspirational displays and gift ware.
Our 40th anniversary mosaic.
Hopper bus available for £5 or camping in the field for a donation to Uppingham in Bloom.
Monthly Sunday meet-ups for weeding and plant maintenance. All welcome! Meet 10am at Baines Corner Sunday December Sunday January Sunday February Sunday March
Join us for the Uppingham in Bloom “Winter Warmer Lunch” on Saturday, 24th February 2024. Enjoy a two course meal, consisting of homemade soup and Baines’ bread roll, with a jacket potato and choice of filling.
Saturday, 7th November from 10.00am until 12 noon. Join us at the Gerrard Court Community Centre. It’s just 50p entrance fee to the W.I. Bring and Buy Sale… all for a good cause!
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. […]
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.
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!!!! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]