Special 2019 Event: 'Friends of Victoria Pleasure Gardens' will be holding their annual Open Day on Sunday June 23rd. Proceedings will start at 2pm and finish around 4.15pm, there will be musical entertainment as well as ice-creams (from Tewkesbury's Sweets and Treats ice cream cart), tea and cakes.
Tewkesbury has a long tradition of flowering blooms adorning buildings and regular gardens. Mid July to Mid August each year is the regular Tewkesbury in Bloom season when flowers are at their best.
In 1897 the Town's Victoria Pleasure Gardens were opened on the bank of the River Avon to celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee. The plaque on the left can be found at the Gloucester Road entrance.
The Location map button above points to the Victoria Pleasure Gardens, a walk round the town will reveal the many more blooms shown in the photos below. You can also do a Tewkesbury in Bloom Walk, click for map below:
Bloom Walk Route Map
Much more recently, Tewkesbury in Bloom group formed in 1990 to prepare part of the Town for numerous competitions over the years since. Much of the blooms seen in the town are the work of volunteers and individual businesses and householders.
Currently, each year the Town enters the Heart of England in Bloom regional competition.
The Town has won many awards, eight Gold Medals between 2010 and 2017 and won the Best in Category (Towns) in 2014 and 2017.
In 2017 the BBC produced a documentary about the Britain in Bloom competition, devoting a whole programme to Tewkesbury in Bloom.
Car Parking is available on High Street (1 hour) and a short walk away, please look for car park signs when entering Tewkesbury, click the button above to view the Location Map.
King John's Cottages, Mythe Road
The Berkeley Arms, Church Street
Victoria Pleasure Gardens
St Mary's Road
Back of Avon
Tewkesbury Abbey from Gander Lane in June
The Tewkesbury Ham in June (walking area accessed from Town centre)
Visit the organisers website: Tewkesbury in Bloom