Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Bloom - the StageBampton in Bloom

Since the 1970's, Bampton has regularly taken part in the 'Britain in Bloom' competition - however, from 2008 we have not entered the competition.

The requirements for the SW in Bloom competition have become so much that it has been difficult to find the manpower to cover all aspects required - however, Bampton will still be full of colour and blooms for residents and visitors to enjoy!

To see our town in its full floral glory, watch our 'Town Trail' video!

Report on progress on the 'Railway Bed' - here


Saturday May 27th 2017 - Spring Fest.  Come and see us at our stall where we will be selling plants, home made produce and some little extras!!  We shall be there from 10am - 5pm.

Saturday June 3rd 2017 - Coffee Morning and Bazaar, Community Hall from 10am - 1pm.  Admission is £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two!!  There will be various items on sale such as nearly new clothing, bric-a-brac, cakes, chutneys and we shall be holding a raffle with lots of excellent prizes.

Saturday June 10th 2017 - Coach trip to the English Country Garden Festival at the Bishop of Wells Palace, Wells in Somerset.  A fabulous day out for just £20 per person which includes admission.  To book your place please telephone Angela on 01398 332837.  The coach will pick up at 9.30am from the War Memorial and leave the Palace at approximately 4pm  You can obtain more information on the event by visiting their website at

After the coach trip Lynne and Nigel at The Waggoners have kindly offered a meal deal for us at a cost of £10 per person.  This will be on a 'help yourself' basis and the menu will consist of vegetable curry, lasagne, cottage pie and chips with all.  This will be available from 5.30 until 9pm and there will be free music from 8.30pm onwards.  £2 from every meal will be donated to Bampton in Bloom funds.  This will be an excellent way to finish off the perfect day.

Saturday/Sunday July 1st and 2nd 2017 - Bampton in Blooms Secret Gardens Weekend.  Lots of lovely gardens around the village to go and visit.  Scrumptious Devon cream teas (or Cornish if you prefer!) will be served all day along with lots of other tasty goodies.  The creams teas will be available on both days from 10am until 5pm at the Riverside Hall.

In the evening there will be a meal and entertainment again at the Riverside Hall but this is still in the planning stage so please do watch this space!



The Cox CupBampton has won a prestigious GOLD MEDAL for its displays and its work on conservation and the environment. This category is now marked using guidelines from the RHS for standards achieved - 85% or more is required for a Gold Medal.

Bampton also WON the Cox Cup for being the best large village in South West in Bloom in 2004 and in 2007.

England in Bloom 1989


National winner 1976


National winner 1989


National winner 1991


National winner 1993


National winner 1998


S.W. Regional winner 1999


'World winner' 1999!


National winner 2000


SW Regional winner 2004


SW Regional winner 2007

Full list of 30 years' achievements

Britain in Bloom - the national competition


Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre