In 2012 AND 2013 AWARDED GOLD!
Can we do it again?


2013 Anglia in Bloom GOLD Certificate

WE were also nominated for BEST COMMUNITY PROJECT for The Fire Station Planters
And ST LUKES SCHOOL was nominated for the BEST YOUNG PEOPLE'S AWARD (12-16 year old)

For more on ANGLIA IN BLOOM click here http://www.angliainbloom.co.uk

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REDBOURN IN BLOOM Horticultural Society

Redbourn in Bloom was formed in the Millennium Year to serve the village by stimulating interest in plants and gardens and by helping to make Redbourn a more attractive place to live in. To do all this, the members of Redbourn in Bloom Committee organise functions, competitions and visits to places of interest and arrange plantings at strategic sites for summer and winter.

Redbourn in Bloom’s members decided at their Annual General Meeting to transform the group into a Horticultural Society which would more accurately reflect their current interests and would attract a wider membership. The Redbourn in Bloom Horticultural Society was therefore formed with the following objectives:

 to increase the pleasure and improve the standard of gardening in the Village of Redbourn (the Village);

  • to promote good horticultural practice;
  • to enhance the Village environment by ornamental plantings and by ensuring suitable maintenance of open spaces in accordance with Anglia in Bloom’s aims;
  • to promote a positive conservation outlook and responsible environmental practice.

The aim is to have a relaxed informal society that brings like-minded people together to share their interest in gardening and to improve the village environment.

Membership of the Society is open to anyone interested in gardening and in horticulture in its many guises. A full programme of events is being planned with the aim ultimately of having at least five or six in the year. These will be day outings, talks, demonstrations as well as purely social gatherings. The annual membership subscription will cost £5 per family (one household). Anyone interested in joining is asked to contact Mr Keith Stanley (01582 792455).

The 2013 AGM of the RIB Horticultural Society was held on 10th September, when the following officers were elected:
Pam Cannon, Bo Godfrey, and Roy Titchmarsh have retired from the Committee

Chairman: Mike Thain
Vice Chairman: Tony Bull
& Membership:
John deBank John has taken over from Keith Stanley
Secretary: Diane Whiskin

Committee: Richard Morgan
Pat Schofield
Sam Butterworth
Rita Green
Wendy Morgan
Ron Such
Barbara Corbett
Keith Stanley
Pauline Williamson
David Pepper
Two new members join the Committee:
Mary Godfrey
Victoria Mead

Anglia in Bloom sub-committee Chairman: Pat Schofield

Programme sub-committee Chairman: Rita Green

Craft Fair sub-committee Chairman: Barbara Corbett

Click on the pdf link to open a membership application form * RIBHSmemform.pdf:
This can then be printed and sent to the membership secretary


Redbourn in Bloom organise two main events each year – THE HORTICULTURAL SHOW, in September; and THE CRAFT FAIR, in October/November. The Craft Fair is our main fundraiser.

Every two years we stage the Redbourn OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND in July, also a good fundraiser.

There are usually two or three talks, and two or three day trips throughout each year, a Plant Sale, and the annual 3 to 5 day Garden Holiday in May.

At the end of June, we have Local Competitions for Best Front Garden (Large, Medium, Small, or Drought), Best Hanging Basket/Container Display, Best School or Nursery, Best Shop or Business, Best Pub, and Best Public Building. Prizes are presented at a Social Evening.

We enter the ANGLIA in BLOOM competition each year, achieving SILVER-GILT standard for the last four years.


CONTACT 19th/20th October CRAFT FAIR Village Hall Admission £1. Buy your Xmas Gifts
RITA GREEN 7th December QUIZ NIGHT St Mary's Transept Members £9.50, non-members £10
01582 626452        



Championship Trophy John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Fruit & Vegetable Classes Sandra Caldwell
Best Exhibit in Flower Classes Alan Featherstone
Best Exhibit in Floral Arrangement Classes Margaret Metcalf
Greenleas Cup in Novice Classes Vivien Gardner & Janet Hyde (tied)
Centenary Salver for Most Points in Household Classes Janet Burdock
Allotment Association Vegetable Cup Sandra Caldwell
Ann Skillman Shield for Best Exhibit in Household & Craft Pat Lacey
Maurice Webb Memorial Cup for Highest Points in Flowers John Harvey
Zena Skinner Children's Cup - Best Exhibit in Children's Classes Joseph Waugh
Reg Finlay Trophy for Most Points in Dahlia Classes John Harvey



Championship Trophy John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Show Joyce Boyd
Best Exhibit in Fruit & Vegetable Classes John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Flower Classes Krystal Perrett
Best Exhibit in Floral Arrangement Classes Linda Gates
Greenleas Cup in Novice Classes Elaine Abson
Centenary Salver for Most Points in Household Classes Elaine Abson
Allotment Association Vegetable Cup John Harvey
Ann Skillman Shield for Best Exhibit in Household & Craft Joyce Boyd
Maurice Webb Memorial Cup for Highest Points in Flowers Krystal Perrett
Zena Skinner Children's Cup - Best Exhibit in Children's Classes Joseph Waugh
Reg Finlay Trophy for Most Points in Dahlia Classes Krystal Perrett


Over 16 section: Rosemary Hinde & Margaret Johnstone of Redbourn, with 16 correct answers.

Under 16 section: Miss Faye Sibley of Houghton Regis, with 7 correct answers.


PUBS 1st: The Bull 2nd: The Cricketers 3rd: The Holly Bush
BUSINESS GARDENS Highly Commended: The MOT Centre    
SHOPS & BUSINESSES 1st: Nine Lives Vets 2nd:Hardcastle Burton
SCHOOL / NURSERY 1st: Redbourn Infant & Nursery School    
COMMUNIY BUILDINGS Joint 1st: St. Mary’s Church Redbourn Museum Recreation Centre
HANGING BASKETS 1st: Michael King 2nd: Austin Trueman 3rd: Sophie Andrews
POTS & CONTAINERS 1st: Sophie Andrews 2nd: Margaret Mc Cloy  
WINDOW BOXES 1st: Michael King 2nd: Dennis Remington 3rd: David O’Grady
SHELTERED ACCOMODATION 1st : Woolhams 2nd: New Forge Place  
ALLOTMENTS 1st: Jennie Corsbie 2nd: Fred Chapman 3rd: Nick Abson
LARGE GARDENS 1st: David & Alison Pepper 2nd: Kathleen Mead Joint 3rd: Diana Lawton, Austin Trueman
MEDIUM GARDENS 1st: Vic Henry 2nd: Christine Jeffcrate 3rd: Rachael Collinson
SMALL GARDENS 1st: Gloria & Grahame Green 2nd: Michael Comerford & Lesley Singleton 3rd: Pauline.& Michael Williamson
DROUGHT GARDENS 1st: Michael & Gillian Gear 2nd: Nina Brown 3rd: Glenys & Paul Sharpley

REDBOURN IN BLOOM Trips & Talks 2009-2012


Recent Talks   Recent Trips   Recent Events   Gardening For Wildlife

If you have been impressed by the colourful planters and the improvements that have been made why not join this enthusiastic group. You do not need to commit too much time – an hour or two every now and then to help with the planting in the Spring and Autumn would be much appreciated. Alternatively, if you live near one of the planters you may wish to take over watering and/or weeding the tub. Please contact Diane Whiskin 01582 794832 if you are able to help.

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Tony Bull April 2009

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