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"Peebles in Bloom"

Once again this summer Peebles Community Council will confer Peebles in Bloom Awards to those residents and business folk who have created beautiful gardens and floral displays in recognition of the time and effort that has gone into helping make Peebles such an attractive town.

Community Councillors will walk around Peebles in July and nominate the best gardens and (in the case of business premises) floral displays within the following categories:

  • Large garden
  • Medium garden
  • Small garden
  • Courtyard garden
  • Business premises
  • Best street
  • All year round garden
  • Secret garden

And – new for this year –

  • Vegetable garden or allotment

The secret garden is a plot not easily seen from the road so we depend on folk nominating their own or someone else’s garden.  In addition we invite people to nominate their own or someone else’s vegetable plot or allotment.  (See contact details below.)

Following a second tour of the nominated gardens the list is whittled down to a more manageable number.

Official Judges will tour the town inspecting the gardens on the final list on 1st and 4th August, and the presentation of awards and trophies will take place in the Burgh Hall on Thursday 21st August.

We are also holding a ‘tallest sunflower’ competition for children of Primary School age.  (Children who think their sunflower could be biggest and best should contact us before 1st August.)

Anne Snoddy

Peebles Community Council

24 Dukehaugh


01721 722882