Bloom is a sub-committee of the SVA. For many years Swanland
entered the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.
In 2004 as a result of its past successes
Swanland entered the Britain
in Bloom competition and was awarded a silver medal. The
2004 entry amounted to a huge effort for the gardening team.
The Parish Council gives an annual grant. Swanland Nurseries
used to provide plants and fill Hayracks at a generous discount.
SVA events help to raise funds and other finance comes from
SVA members’ subscriptions.
Although Swanland retains
a village atmosphere, due to its population size it has to
be entered in the Small Country Town category and has also
won several good placings and certificates of merit.
Swanland was not eligible to enter Britain
in Bloom in 2005 because each place has to re-qualify in its
regional competitions. It was also been decided not to enter
Yorkshire in Bloom that year. After organising the entry to
the Britain in Bloom Competition we felt we needed a rest!
We hope keep make the village as attractive
in the future with the centre of effort around the pond.
The picture shows the Bloom "honours"
on the Village Signpost