Aberdeen Communities Together
Aberdeen Communities Together was one of four of our Beautiful Scotland groups who represented Scotland in the 2023 RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The group were recognised with a Gold medal certificate, won the City category and were recognised with a Certificate of Achievement for the Horticultural Excellence Award. Find out more.
In 2022, Aberdeen Communities Together were joint winners (with East Haven Together) of the overall Beautiful Scotland Rosebowl!
Aberdeen Communities Together is the umbrella group of communities, schools, Friends Groups and partners of Aberdeen City Council. In excess of one hundred groups ranging from one person litter picks to whole communities undertaking good in bloom and voluntary works, to make Aberdeen City a better place to live, work and play.
In 2022, Aberdeen City Council also won the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Award: The local authority is passionate about horticulture and has a very proud history and tradition of horticultural excellence dating back over 50 years. It has a wide range of beautiful parks, gardens, and green spaces. The staff, Friends groups and volunteers involved, live and breathe their green spaces, and take real pride in maintaining, showing off and celebrating the wonderful spaces! The team continue to deliver traditional high-quality horticulture and floral displays with a mix of seasonal bedding and permanent perennial planting. In recent years, the team has moved towards managing more parks and green spaces as spaces for nature, planting more pollinator friendly varieties to add to the biodiversity value of the sites. The team has reduced grass cutting to allow grasses and wildflowers to thrive and demonstrate the beauty of these plants. This adds to the variety of planting included in the space but also adds a new learning to the team’s horticulture.
In 2018, Aberdeen Communities Together was one of five groups representing Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. The group was presented with a Gold medal certificate and also won the City category. The group was also winners of the Growing Communities Discretionary Award. For the full list of awards, click here.