In 2019, Blooming Haddington was awarded a Gold medal and won the 'Town' category of the RHS UK Britain in Bloom finals. The group was also presented with the RHS UK Discretionary Award for Gardening in a Changing Climate. Find out more here.
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.