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SIDMOUTH IN BLOOM HISTORY  1971 to 2021

Britain in Bloom was organised by the British Tourist Authority to boost tourism in towns , cities and villages

1971 Sidmouth in Bloom Committee formed to enter Britain in Bloom           campaigns

1972 Trial run

1973 First time entry - Best small Town in South West Awarded the                Sargent Cup

1974 West Country Award for merit

1975 Best small Town in South West Awarded the Sargent CupBest                small Town in the British IslesAward?

1975 Entente Floral - awarded Best Town in Europe

1976 After 1975 4 more awards for Best town in British isles 

1978 Best small Town in the British IslesEnglish National Finalists for            Floral Town

1980 Britains floral townEnglish National FinalistsBritish Tourism                  Commendation for Hotels and Guesthouses

1981 Britains floral town English National FinalistsBest small Town in            the British Isles

1983 English National FinalistsBest English Town

1984 English National FinalistsBest small Town in the British Isles

1985 St Bridgets cup

1986 St Bridgets cup

1987 Keep Britain tidy awardWilliam Bryford cup

1988 St Bridgets cupEnglish National Finalists

1990 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in Bloom

1992 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in BloomEnglish National          Finalists

1996 London and Manchester cup

1997 Sidmouth in Bloom 25th anniverary  Sargent Cup Gold winner -           South West in Bloom

1998 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in BloomEnglish National          Finalists

1999 Regional winners

2000 Regional winners and South West  area winnerAbbis cup

2001 English National FinalistsBest small Town British Airways                      Cup Award for 30 years contribution

2002 Silver award coastal resort Sargent Cup

2003 English National FinalistsSouth West Coastal ResortSilver in the            National Finals

2004 West Country small town winnerPreece Cup

2005 Silver  gilt small town in South West National winner coastal resort Award for service

2006 Best small town in West countryPreece Cup

2007 Russian delegation to Sidmouth

2007 Gold Winner - South West in BloomNominated coastal town in              National Finals Silver Gilt

2008 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in Bloom

2010 Gold cup winnersPreece CupMc Donalds best sea side entry?

2011 Best Coastal Town?Gold

2012 New Committee took over responsibility 

2012 Silver Gilt in South West in BloomSilver in UK Britain Bloom

2013 Preece Cup Gold winner - South West in Bloom

2013 Bloom's Award in the International Communities in Bloom in                Canada

2014 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in BloomCommunity                  Champion Award 

2015 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in Bloom

2016 Silver Gilt medal for Sidmouth's Floral Maritime Heritage at the              BBC Gardeners World exhibition 

2016 Gold Champion of Champions - South West in Bloom

2017 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in BloomGold winner  UK          Best small town 

2018 Gold award in the South West Champions of                                            ChampionsOutstanding services Award to South West in Bloom

2019 Sargent Cup Gold winner - South West in Bloom

2020 Certificate of excellence awarded by South West in Bloom for                efforts  during COVID-19 & a RHS Certificate of Recognition

2021 Gold award in the South West Champions of Champions

2021 Joint Winners  in the South West Champions of Champions

2021 Sargent Trophy in the South West for Outstanding Effort and                  Dedication from a Main entry

2021 The  RHS' Highly Commended' Community Award for Planting with a Purpose

2021 The RHS 'Achievement' Community Award for Cultivating your Community