Anglia in Bloom Green Flag Award Spring Clean

Our Awards

Our passion for promoting Halesworth has been recognised many times through the awards we have earned. Entering competitions such as Anglia in Bloom requires a huge effort from our volunteers and significant support from local businesses and residents. Since we lost our hugely inspirational and energetic leader in 2017 we have chosen to take a break from competing and instead have focused our limited resources on maintaining our planting initiatives around the town and keeping Halesworth looking lovely. We hope to return to the Anglia in Bloom competition in the future when we consider ourselves ready to take on the challenge.

Halesworth in Bloom Awards 2013-2017

2017
  • Anglia in Bloom Small Town Gold Award, Silver Award for Town Park, Silver Award for Closed Cemetery, and Special Award nominations in Biodiversity category (Bernard Mills’ garden) and for Best Community Project (Halesworth Town Centre)
  • Green Flag Community Award for Halesworth Town Park
  • Suffolk Community Foundation Award of £5,000 towards improvements to the Town Park
2016
  • Anglia in Bloom Small Town Gold Award, Silver Gilt Award for Town Park, Silver Award for Closed Cemetery, and Special Award nominations for Best Community Business Centre (Thoroughfare) and for Biodiversity (Halesworth Millennium Green)
  • Royal Horticultural Society ‘Greening Grey Britain’ National Award of £500 towards improvements at the Station
  • Green Flag Community Award for Halesworth Town Park
2015
  • Anglia in Bloom Best Small Town and Small Town Gold Award, Silver Award for the Closed Cemetery, Special Award nomination for Best Industrial/Commercial Area (Spectra Packaging) and Best Community Project (Town Centre)
2014
  • Anglia in Bloom Small Town Gold Award and Special Awards for Best Garden for Special Needs (Beech House Alzheimer’s Garden) and Best Drought/Sustainable Planting (Halesworth Roundabouts)
2013
  • Anglia in Bloom Best New Entry, Small Town Silver Gilt Award, Special Award for Best Young People’s project, aged 12 years and under (Edgar Sewter Primary School Garden), and Special Award nominations for Best Public Open Space (rare tree plantings Halesworth Fishing Lakes) and for Best Industrial/Commercial Area (Thoroughfare)

Halesworth in Bloom has also established its own awards structure, to recognise the achievements of local businesses and residents and to encourage others to get involved. The following categories are celebrated:

  • Best Business Floral Frontage
  • Best Front Garden (for residents)
  • Best Allotment
  • Best Children’s Horticultural Project
  • Outstanding Personal Contribution

Our annual awards ceremony, with beautiful glass trophies donated by Lesley Pyke, usually takes place at the Cut Arts Centre. The arrival of the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 led to the suspension of the awards, but we hope to reinstate this activity at the earliest opportunity.