Malmesbury in Bloom 2024

Malmesbury in Bloom 2024

Malmesbury in Bloom Garden Competition 2024

Malmesbury Town Council  will soon be creating Spring and Summer floral displays to enhance our beautiful town, delight our residents and welcome visitors. This is made possible with the valued support of local organisations and businesses. 2024 marks 1100 years since Athelstan (who is buried in Malmesbury Abbey) became king, to celebrate this the colour scheme for our floral planting this year will be maroon and yellow.

We hope that you will be able to join us in making Malmesbury 'bloom' again this year, by sharing your green-fingered endeavours and entering one (or more!) of the categories for the Malmesbury in Bloom Garden Competition.




There are categories to suit all, these are;

Category 1 Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets, Containers

Category 2 Courtyard Gardens and Patios and Small Garden

Category 3 Large Garden (more than 10m x 10m)

Category 4 Street/Road or Area

Category 5 Commercial Premises, including; Pubs, Hotels & Restaurants

Category 6 Wild Flower area

Category 7 Vegetable Patch

Category 8 Sustainable Gardening


There is also an award for Sustainable Gardening. This is not a category, but an approach to gardening characterised by encouraging and planting for wildlife, growing from seed, avoidance of single use plastic pots, use of peat free compost, use of chemical free or organic methods and the use of ‘no dig’ or permaculture methods in your gardening.

The closing date is Friday 19th July and judging is planned for the following week. 

For our creative younger residents why not enter The Malmesbury in Bloom Multi-Media Art Competition. This is open to those living or at pre-school or school in Malmesbury and are 18 year olds or younger. Closing date Friday 26th July.       


You can download entry forms for both competitions below or collect one from the TIC at the Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ.  Completed forms can be sent to the TIC or emailed to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please email the Tourist Information Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.

We greatly look forward to seeing your green-fingered and artistic creations.






















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A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


MALMESBURY is a vibrant, market town, steeped in history going back to medieval times. Currently home to many famous & popular musical, cultural, and festival events throughout the year, visitors can browse the charming streets with independent retailers, or stop at one of the lively cafes, restaurants, pubs, and bars.

Attractions to visit include the stunning 12th century Malmesbury Abbey, 15th century Market Cross and the Athelstan Museum with a painting of Malmesbury Abbey by JMW Turner. There are also lovely walks along the River Avon.



Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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