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Friday 4th December 2020

10am: Chipping Sodbury Christmas Tree Trail
Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury

Sodbury in Bloom and the Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce announce the first ever Chipping Sodbury Christmas Tree Trail.

Shops, homes and businesses have put Christmas trees outside their doors or in their windows, and our theme is ‘Christmas Songs and Stories’.

We hope lots of you will click below to download a map, follow the trail (in a socially distanced way of course), and vote for your favourite trees.

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Chipping Sodbury Christmas Tree Trail

Sodbury in Bloom

Sodbury in Bloom and the Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce announce the first ever Chipping Sodbury Christmas Tree Trail.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the trail map to follow.

Christmas this year will probably be very different for many of us and we thought it would brighten things up for us all if, in addition to the Town Council big Christmas trees, we had a few more round the town.

Shops, homes and businesses have put Christmas trees outside their doors or in their windows, and our theme is ‘Christmas Songs and Stories’.

We hope lots of you will download a map, follow the trail (in a socially distanced way of course), and vote for your favourite trees.

The competition will run from the 4th December to 31st December.

If you have any questions please ring 07870 789687 or 01454 313842.

Get in touch

Sodbury in Bloom

It's really important that everyone in Sodbury feels part of Sodbury in Bloom, so if you have ideas for what you'd like to see, please contact Julia Bernau at: or Pat Fryer on 01454 853736.

If you are interested in supporting Sodbury in Bloom, please click here to download and complete our registration form [.doc] and email it to Julia Bernau at: .

You can also visit us on www.facebook.com/SodburyInBloom.

The photographs on this page are kindly supplied by Rich McD Photography.

RHS Certificate of Recognition

Sodbury in Bloom

Due to Covid, this year's Britain in Bloom competition sadly could not take place.

We were disappointed (as we love a gold medal!) but we decided to carry on and do what we could within Covid-safe rules. Throughout the pandemic the volunteers of Sodbury in Bloom have continued to work when it was safe to do so, watering the containers, putting up baskets, planting bulbs for spring and keeping the town looking good.

In recognition of this we have received a certificate from the organisers of Britain in Bloom. We're very proud of this, as we love a certificate almost as much as a medal!

Well done all our volunteers.

Community Garden

Sodbury in Bloom

The work on the Community Garden is making good progress thanks to volunteers from Hanson's who have adopted the garden as their project and are providing parties of volunteers which is great news.

The Sodbury in Bloom Team members had already cleared weeds, constructed compost bins and dug a bed to hold all our recycled plants and, now, Hanson's help means that we have a proper path and are ready to go ahead with the hardstanding for the raised vegetable beds.

There is a lot of work to do, but we hope it will give people who don't have any outside space chance to enjoy some gardening.

If you want to know more about the project, or would like to help, please get in touch with us.

Click here to download a plan for the garden [.pdf]

Our Clean Up Team

Sodbury in Bloom

The Sodbury in Bloom Clean Up Team meets several times a month throughout the year to carry out regular litter-picking in and around Chipping Sodbury.

If you have any time to spare you would be very welcome to join us whenever you can, as a one-off, once a month, or more regularly for what is basically a walk and a chat whilst making a big difference to the look of the town and the environment.

For more information telephone Naomi on 01454 314476.

About Sodbury in Bloom

Sodbury in Bloom

The Sodbury in Bloom group are a small band of volunteers who are keen to welcome newcomers.

They meet 10am on the first Thursday of the month by the clock tower to garden around town.

They are also looking for people who might be willing to keep an eye on their local patch, cutting weeds back or planting bulbs as appropriate.

If you have green fingers and fancy enhancing your local patch, please get in touch.

The Sodbury in Bloom logo, seen at the top of this page, was created by Sophie Press from St John's Mead Primary School as part of a competition.

Sodbury in Bloom is also supported by:

Sodbury In Bloom


About RHS Britain In Bloom

RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK’s largest community gardening campaign, involving hundreds of thousands of people.

Sodbury In Bloom

As part of RHS Britain in Bloom – and its sister campaign, RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood – volunteers in cities, towns, villages, urban communities and neighbourhoods work together to improve their local environment, using gardening as a tool.

The Sodbury In Bloom committee co-ordinates Chipping Sodbury's participation in Britain in Bloom.

Points are awarded for:

  • Horticultural achievement
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Community Participation

The long term benefit of the Project will be to make a lasting improvement to the community for everyone to enjoy, young and old, residents and visitors as well as for future generations.

To find out more, visit: www.rhs.org.uk/communities


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