Barnstaple in Bloom

A community effort to make a difference in Barnstaple, North Devon

Welcome to Barnstaple in Bloom …

Barnstaple is a beautiful old market town in North Devon. The crossing point of the deep and mysterious River Taw, Barnstaple has been an important part of the economy of North Devon for hundreds of years.

Today, still glorious, we have to work hard to keep our town centre vibrant and active. In the last few years, like many high streets across the UK, we have seen our town centre change and many businesses have closed.

Barnstaple in Bloom aims to put “smartness” and beauty back into our town.

With your help, we aim to see:

• Increased visitor numbers and a stronger local economy
• A stronger sense of pride of place, contributing to reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.
• A cleaner and greener place to live and visit, with higher environmental awareness.
• New partnerships between local authorities, businesses, and community groups
• More funding opportunities to support specific activities.
• Higher volunteer numbers, enabling groups to have a bigger impact.


News & Updates …

Buy a Hanging Basket

Businesses or private residents can now help support Barnstaple in Bloom by purchasing one of our glorious 16″ hanging baskets.

Our 2022 baskets are packed with vibrant “Crown Jewel” colours to mark the Queen’s Jubilee – Order your basket here: Barnstaple in Bloom Hanging Baskets

Barnstaple in Bloom Posters

A3 ‘Barnstaple in Bloom’ poster featuring our 2021 artwork created by local illustrator Mandy Flockton.

This poster is professionally printed on heavyweight 350gsm stock and is perfect for framing.

Barnstaple in Bloom Cards

A set of 6 high quality A6 greeting cards featuring our popular ‘Barnstaple in Bloom’ artwork designed by local illustrator Mandy Flockton

.Each set comes complete with 6 quality envelopes (if you can bring yourself to give them away!).

Creative Watering

The wonderful Lemon Next to the Pie Team have found a fabulous way to water their Bloom baskets!

They look beautiful!!

The Baskets are hung around town, with special wooden plaques made by the team at Next Steps Development.

Tidy Up The Taw

The 28th of May 2021 saw the 2nd of our ‘Tidy Up The Taw’ events.

Assisted by Barnstaple Fire Service & fabulous students from Petroc, the amount of discarded shopping trolleys, car tyres, bicylcles & assorted junk removed from our lovely river has been well and truly staggering!

The Great Big Litter Pick

We are looking for teams of volunteers to help us Tidy The Town on Sunday 13th June between 4-7pm. Our aim is to sweep, pick litter, clean off stickers… the list is endless! Could you get together a group of family members, friends, colleagues, sports team, guides or Scouts…. anyone to help? If you would like to lend a hand please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page! 

With HUGE thanks to our sponsors & supporters

Taw Valley Organics

Unlimited Dance Company

Brend Hotels

Abell Perennials

Steve Wightman

Hanging Baskets by Steve Wightman
Office:01271 817328
Mobile: 07778149456

Jo & Ed Norman

Barum Court

Amelia Isaac

Holy Trinity Church

Jackie Rudman

Judy Owen

Get Involved …

If you would like to get involved with our fledgling project, please do drop us a line by using the contact form below. Whether you would like to join us in our projects by offering some of your free time, if you have any ideas that you’d like to share, or just to wish us luck – please do get in touch!

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