Wexford in Bloom Competition Launched

The Wexford in Bloom 2013 Competition was launched on Thursday June 6th at The Bullring, Wexford. The committee are delighted to announce that there is no entry fee this year. The idea behind the Wexford in Bloom competition was to enhance the town image and to attract more visitors to the town in conjunction with the Tidy Towns Committee who wish to retain the bronze medal won by Wexford Town last year and possibly hope for silver this year. Each year the committee contact all the retailers in Wexford Town and invite them to take part by ordering hanging baskets or window boxes and with the help and support of Wexford County Council & Wexford Borough Council, and Wexford Credit Union and the participation of the Wexford in Bloom Committee the town of Wexford is transformed and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. At the moment the committee are very busy with the help of Wexford Borough Council delivering the hanging baskets and window boxes purchased on Wexford Main Street and targeted side streets. Residents groups have also been involved this year and with the help of Rapid, Wexford County Council and Wexford Borough Council there has been an increase in the sale of window boxes which now adorn the houses of The Faythe, Mary Street, High Street and St Patrick’s Square. Wexford in bloom are also helping Wexford Borough Council in organizing the planting of the public flower beds and the containers around Wexford town. All plants are sourced for Wexford in Bloom by Olga and Joe from Beechdale Nurseries, Clonroche, and we would like to thank them for all their help and advice.


Wexford in Bloom would like to encourage people from town and as far as the ring road areas to enter the competition. Categories include domestic gardens back or front, courtyards, B&B’s Guest Houses, Hotels, small and large shop fronts, Housing Estates, Small & Large Community Projects, School Grounds & Gardens. Application forms are available from Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council, Wexford Town Library, Hassetts Pharmacy, North Main Street. You can also apply online at wexfordinbloom.com or download an entry form from the website. Closing date for entries is the 5th July 2013. Judging will take place from Monday the 15th July to Friday the 19th July inclusive but all schools will be judged in June for access purposes. Judges this year are Mr Chris Maddock from Teagasc, Wexford and Cliona Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford County Council. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Wexford Credit Union, Wexford Borough Council and Wexford County Council in our endeavour and hope everyone will enjoy the floral displays throughout the town.