Altrincham In Bloom

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About Altrincham in Bloom

Britain In Bloom judges assess our achievements in three main categories. Horticultural Achievement attracts half of the overall marks we can attain. They’re looking at the choice and quality of plants, special features, innovation, design and colour. They also look at how sustainable our planting is and how we cultivate and maintain plant life. The whole town is considered – from hanging baskets to town centre planters, railing and lamp post planters, window boxes and doorway pots. Nowhere is ignored  - from residential areas to the grounds of public buildings like schools and churches, the exterior of commercial premises, and of course public green spaces, parks and verges.

The way we demonstrate our Environmental Responsibility is also assessed by Britain In Bloom judges and a quarter of the overall marks can be awarded in this category.  This means everything which affects the cleanliness of our streets and public spaces from natural debris, to litter, dog mess and graffiti and how we manage resources and reduce waste.  How things look is also considered – from signage to art, landscaping and protecting our built heritage. Also assessed is the way we support wildlife and encourage biodiversity including our town’s natural heritage.

Britain In Bloom judges can award up to a quarter of the overall marks in this category which examines Community Participation. They look at development, continuity, education, collaboration, communication, publicity, fundraising and the sustainability of our project. They also assess year-round activity and future planning. 

So you see, there’s a heck of a lot involved in Altrincham In Bloom’s work and in how the RHS Britain In Bloom judges assess the town.  It’s not ‘just about flowers’. It’s about large parts of Altrincham’s existence in a nutshell.

HORTICULTURE
OUR GREEN FINGERS
ENVIRONMENT
CLEAN & PLEASANT
COMMUNITY
WORKING TOGETHER

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GREENING GREY BRITAIN FOR WILDLIFE
Fully engaged with the principles of the RHS campaign, we have been creating wildlife habitats all over town for birds, hedgehogs and insects including a huge Bug Hotel. Botanical interest is also increasing due to a brand new Living Wall, our award-winning Community Planters Scheme, 24 new lamp post planters (thanks to Real Estate Investment Partnership and Trafford Partnership) and 10 new railing planters, courtesy of Altrincham Unlimited.
FOUR SEASONS WALKWAY
Now in its third year, our original walkway transformation project has become a beacon of happiness, bringing smiles to the faces of pedestrians and enhancing their daily traverse. It just gets better and better every year!
'Food For Thought' - Shaw's Green
Following last year's public space food growing trial, we've upped the ante and now use the fresh fruit and vegetables grown on site to support a Lunch Club which helps to combat social isolation in the elderly. We do it with the help of Navigation Primary School’s Eco Team who learn as we grow and enjoy helping the elderly with their harvest.
PRETTY WILD RESERVATION
The 29 metre long central reservation on Church Street outside the Cresta Court Hotel has been capturing national attention with its colourful and sustainable wildflower planting and buzzing insect activity. In fact it has been inspiring others to do the same.
THE GREEN GATEWAY
Arguably the most ambitious of our projects, yet to be completed. So far, we have only prepared the site for development but are part way to funding the next stage which will involve landscape design, public consultation and the development of innovative features.
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VOLUNTEER HOURS
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REGIONAL AWARDS
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NATIONAL AWARDS
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CUPS OF TEA

WHY VOLUNTEER?

IT’S FUN!

YOU’RE CONTRIBUTING TO TOWN SUCCESS

YOU GET A GREAT SENSE OF SATISFACTION

YOU MAKE NEW FRIENDS

IT’S GREAT EXERCISE

YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Manchester Storm Planter

Manchester Storm Planter

Lightning Jack lends a helping hand with the Manchester Stor...
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Celebrating Our 3rd Gold

Celebrating Our 3rd Gold

What better way to celebrate our 3rd gold award than with a ...
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Four Seasons Walkway

Four Seasons Walkway

Four Seasons walkway, connecting Denmark Street to the rear ...
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Our Band of Volunteers

Our Band of Volunteers

Our volunteers are always willing and happy to make Altrinch...
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Planting Project

Planting Project

We have planting projects throughout Altrincham
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Making Bird Feeders

Making Bird Feeders

Making bird feeders
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Making Bird Feeders

Making Bird Feeders

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A Willing Volunteer

A Willing Volunteer

Our volunteers are the backbone of Altrincham in Bloom, we c...
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Hawaii Meets Timperley

Hawaii Meets Timperley

Our lovely 'Hawaiian' volunteers funraising at Wyevale Garde...
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Planter

Planter

You'll find our planters everywhere brightening up Altrincha...
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Produce

Produce

Fresh produce
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Fundraising

Fundraising

Our fundraising activities are supported by lovely local bus...
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CONTACT

Get in touch using the form or send us an email on info@altrinchaminbloom.org.uk.