Following last year’s success in the regional competition, Heart of England In Bloom, 2022, namely Gold and overall winner of large town category, the judges thought Oswestry worthy to be put forward to the UK finals. 

As part of its activities, Oswestry in Bloom runs a local competition every year when residents are invited to enter their gardens into numerous categories. These are then judged by Margaret Thrower, famously, daughter of Percy Thrower. There is then an awards ceremony to present certificates and trophies to category winners.

The Oswestry in Bloom committee and volunteers will be working hard to help make Oswestry look ‘blooming lovely’ for the Britain in Bloom judges visit in August. They are always looking for volunteers to help in whatever way they can and however small. Gardening and “growing together” has its benefits.  As part of a group, it is much more fun, sociable, plus has benefits of being outdoors, along with the appreciation of the local community and wildlife. 

Find out all about Oswestry in Bloom on their new website or if you are interested in becoming involved please contact Louise Humphreys on 01691 680222 or

2022 Presentations with Councillor Olly Rose, Oswestry In Bloom Chair Natalie Bainbridge, Betty Gull, Margaret Thrower and Louise Humphreys.

2022 Jubilee Theme.

Remembrance Gardens.

Pictured courtesy of Graham Mitchell.