2019 RHS Britain in Bloom finalist - Blooming Haddington
In 2019, Blooming Haddington is one of six groups representing Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals. Click here to find out more about the 71 finalists.
A visit to Haddington is seeing a jewel in East Lothian’s heritage. The shops in the High Street are decorated with hanging baskets; there are numerous tiered planters throughout the town; and there are various open gardens of horticultural excellence. Blooming Haddington clearly understands the requirements of being a ‘Bloom’ group, with all elements of the community involved and the activity designed to be sustainable into the future. The judges were delighted to meet children from Pear Tree Nursery who were willing to show their gardening skills; to read and learn how the pupils from Knox Academy are involved in planting crocuses and undertake litter picks; to hear how Haddington Rotary supports ongoing planting; and the numerous winter events such as the meetings of Haddington Garden Club.