North Berwick in Bloom
North Berwick in Bloom’s enthusiastic team of volunteers work all year round on various projects around the town. The group wants to ensure that not only is the local environment improved by a wide range of imaginative planting, but that awareness is raised on such issues as recycling, sustainability and littering. Over the years it has developed a great working relationship with East Lothian Council, and also developed links with a wide cross section of various local groups, residents and businesses.
In the 2017 Beautiful Scotland competition, East Lothian Council won the 'Wright Sustainability Award' for its sustainable planting:
There are exceptional examples of bold, creative and colourful perennial, sustainable planting around East Lothian. A good example of this can be seen in Lauderdale Park in Dunbar, which includes beautiful, prairie style planting. This sustainable approach is planted with low maintenance in mind, planting densely to avoid weeding and choosing plants which don’t require staking, as well as many varieties which are appealing to pollinators. The relationship between East Lothian Council staff and the ‘In Bloom’ groups is very positive, with a strong approach of mutual support.
In 2017, North Berwick in Bloom was one of eight Beautiful Scotland groups representing Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals. The group was awarded a Gold in the 'Coastal (under 12,000)' category. For a list of all the winners, click here.