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Melksham is a town that has a fantastic floral accomplishments, with widely appreciated flower displays in the town centre, the local Melksham In Bloom competition and now our entry into the regional South West in Bloom competition.

Melksham in Bloom 2017

Applications for Melksham in Bloom are now available.  Judging will take place on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.  Closing date for entries is 1 July 2017.
Please pick up an entry form from Melksham Town Hall or the Tourist Information Centre.  Forms can be downloaded here.
 Categories are as follows:
  • Residential Section: Best Large and Small Front Garden; Best Large and Small Rear Garden; Best Single Tub Container; Best Single Hanging Basket; Best Water Feature
  • Commercial: Best Decorated Site; Best Decorated Site (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/Cafe); Best Single Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Independent Trader); Best Shop Window Display using Flowers/Plants (artificial or real); Best Single Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe/Pub)
  • Schools/Pre Schools:  Best Horticultural Display (Vegetable or floral); Best Wildlife Friendly Garden
  • Residential Retirement Home/Care Home/Shelter Housing or Residential Development for over 55s: Best Decorated Site; Best Hanging Basket/Trough/Planter
Other classes include: Best Street and Best Allotment.
Winners and runners up will be notified as soon as possible after the competition.  A presentation ceremony for the winners and runners up will take place on Sunday, 10 September at the Assembly Hall, as part of the Melksham Gardeners’ Society’s Flower & Produce Show.
For more information on the competition please contact Lorraine McRandle at the Town Hall on 01225 704187 or email: lorraine.mcrandle@melkshamtown
The results from 2016 were as follows:










Large Front Garden

Bruce Petty &

Keith Jefferies (Joint)

Small Front Garden


Arthur Ephgrave


Mr & Mrs Sandord



Peter Renshaw

Large Rear Garden

Bruce Petty

Mary Saunders

Mr & Mrs Sandford

Small Rear Garden

Sylvia Booth

Mr and Mrs Elford

Iris Fryer

 Best single tub/container (Domestic)

Keith Jefferies

Bruce Petty

Jo Bayliss

 Best single hanging basket (Domestic)


Mr & Mrs Sandford



Bruce Petty &

Keith Jefferies (Joint)


Nikki Green

Best Water Feature

Iris Fryer

Mr & Mrs Sandford

Linda Laycock

Kenneth Harrold (Highly Commended)

 Best decorated site

Bewley & Merrett Funeral Directors

The Emporium

Littlebrook Centre

 Best single hanging basket/planter/trough (Independent Trader)

The Emporium

Bewley & Merrett

Funeral Directors

Littlebrook Centre

Best Window Display

Clarkies Hairdressers

Bewley & Merrett

Funeral Directors

D J Bewleys

Funeral Directors

Best Hanging Basket (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/Cafe)

The Bear

Best Decorated Site (Pub/Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe)

The Bear

Best Horticultural Display (School)

Shaw School

Best Wildlife Friendly Garden (School)

Shaw School

Best Decorated Site (Residential  Housing for over 60s)



Frane Lea Park


Crown House

Best Hanging Basket/Trough/Planter (Residential Housing for over 60s)



Crown House

Best Street

Mobile Home Park, Semington Road

Church Walk


Best Allotment

Stu Wakeley

Mrs Wright

Mrs Goodship/Stu Wakeley/Maria Adams

Best Overall Winner: Mr Bruce Petty



Melksham Open Gardens - Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Melksham Committee of The Children's Society organises an Open Gardens afternoon every July. In 2017 it will be the 18th time this event has taken place. It gives great pleasure to visitors who come from both Melksham and further afield, at the same time raising money for projects such as providing safe houses and access to help for the 100,000 children who run away from home each year.  For more details get in touch with Lesley Windebank on lesleywindebank@blueyonder.co.uk or click here for an entry form. 

South West in Bloom Melksham

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There is a committee of volunteers and Town Councillors who work all year round meking Melksham look great. As well as planting, tidying and cleaning up Melksham all year round, the committee also organises Melksham's entry into South West in Bloom. Melksham has won a Silver and three Silver Gilt awards and is on track for a gold award in 2017!
Volunteers are always welcome, for gardening, and tidying, but also administration, photography, writing and social media support.To get involved with plans for 2017 contact clare.harris@melkshamtown.co.uk
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The South West in Bloom Group put the entry together and coordinate activities throughout the year, with the help of Melksham Town Council.
Judging Day will take place on Thursday 6th July this year.  The visiting judges will be shown the work of the many volunteers, groups, businesses and council that takes place all year round to ensure that Melksham looks great. The judges look for cleanliness, quality of flowers throughout the town, and community involvement.  
As well as walking around the town along a pre-arranged route, presentations will be given to the judges to show things that take place throughout the year. 
Everyone works really hard to get the town looking its best, but it’s not just about judging day. The South West in Bloom group who get the entry ready want to make sure that Melksham is always looking lovely, so that more people can enjoy our town, spending more time and money here.
The group is always looking for local businesses, groups and individuals who would like to get involved and enjoy some great publicity by supporting the entry.





Melksham Assembly Hall

Joel Dommet- Live 2017 (Sold out!)
Melksham Assembly Hall
Thu Jun 29 @ 8:00PM -
Film: Wonder Woman (12A)
Melksham Assembly Hall
Sat Jul 01 @10:00AM - 12:30PM

What's on in Melksham

Tai Chi
Melksham Town Hall
Tue Jun 27 @ 9:30AM -
Floral Arrangement Society

Tue Jun 27 @11:00AM -
Queensway Hall, Melksham
Tue Jun 27 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
Fly Fishing Guild
Shaw Country Hotel
Wed Jun 28 @12:00AM
Melksham Town Hall
Wed Jun 28 @ 9:30AM -
Hot Tap
Rachel Fowler Centre
Wed Jun 28 @ 1:30PM - 02:15PM
'That Thing' Youth Cafe
Queensway Hall, Melksham
Wed Jun 28 @ 3:00PM - 05:30PM
West Wilts Model Car Club
Melksham Assembly Hall
Wed Jun 28 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
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