Bampton in Devon

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2022: For the last two ‘Covid’ years Bampton in Bloom has kept the town looking floral, while maintaining social distancing while we work! With very few and older volunteers we can no longer hang and maintain the baskets but have added more troughs and planters in the centre of the town, which hold water for longer. The Railway Garden and The Stage are also beautifully planted all the year round. 

SAVE THE DATE 25th and 26th June 2022
After a 2- year gap, Bampton is again ready to open its Hidden Gardens over the weekend of 25th and 26th June. With its array of cottages and terraces, many of the gardens in the town are hidden away down alleyways and behind houses. Between 10 and 15 gardens will be open and will include formal and informal planting, wildlife and plantsman’s gardens.
This has become a popular event and is usually widely supported.
Tickets will cost £5 and include all the gardens. Accompanying children will be free. Tickets and a map will be available in advance from Bampton Fresh (Fruit and Veg shop) in the town, or in the Riverside Hall, beside the town river bridge, on each day. Light lunches, teas and cakes will also be available in the Riverside Hall. There is plenty of parking in the town.
All proceeds will go to Bampton in Bloom to enable them to continue their floral work in the town. For any further information please call 01398 332403.

We will also be running the Garden Competition which will be judged the following day so it you would like to enter please contact John. You can if you wish just open your garden and not the Competition. Below are some 2021 images from the garden competition last year to whet your appetite. 
We are delighted to report that the new Town sign has been completed and erected on the Stage garden. This was beautifully carved out of oak by Brian Littlewood in his spare time and we have high hopes that it will last for many years.

More volunteers to water and help maintain the planting are always needed. Please contact Judi Chambers on 01398 332403 332403 if you can help.


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



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

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