For Residents and Visitors to Luddenden, West Yorkshire

Luddenden In Bloom

Luddenden in Bloom is a sub-group of the Luddenden Conservation Society. An informal committee exists which is open to all with new members welcomed at all times. If you would like to become involved please contact us.

 The ‘Bloom Group’ as a whole comprises many people who have contributed by
  • planting, weeding and generally helping maintain the village flora
  • clearing, chopping down and chopping up and digging
  • making, sponsoring, painting and siting boxes for all types of wildlife
  • buying, sponsoring and installing water butts and compost bins
  • litter picking, often wading in the river to pull out foreign objects
  • painting, sweeping, raking ……..
  • raising, donating, selling and purchasing plants
  • supporting other fundraising events
  • sponsoring planters
  • taking photographs and making film records
  • working on their own gardens and putting out planters etc for everyone to enjoy
  • encouraging and supporting others
  • keeping others going by baking buns and providing hot and cold drinks

The village won the Village category in Yorkshire in Bloom in both 2010 and 2012. We also won a Gold Medal and best Village awards in Britain in Bloom in 2011, and a Silver-Gilt Medal in Britain in Bloom 2013.  Debbie Collinge, then landlady of the The Lord Nelson Inn, won First Prize in the 2013 National “Community Hero Awards” competition sponsored by Enterprise Inns.

There are a number of Bloom-related competitions held during the year, including Christmas Wreath and House Frontage.

The village also has a bi-annual Open Gardens Day, and a Christmas Tree provided by the Luddenden Conservation Society. The village is one of the sites for the performance of the Pace Egg Play at Easter.

Village Awards

Silver-Gilt Medal – Britain in Bloom 2013

Gold Medal & Village Category Winner – Yorkshire in Bloom 2012

Gold Medal &; Village Category Winner – Britain in Bloom 2011


Gold Medal & Village Category Winner – Yorkshire in Bloom 2010

Gold Medal – Yorkshire in Bloom 2007
Silver Gilt – Yorkshire in Bloom 2006
Silver Medal – Britain in Bloom 2005
Gold Medal – Yorkshire in Bloom 2004
2nd Place – Yorkshire in Bloom 2003
3rd Place & Summer Trophy Winner – Yorkshire in Bloom 2002
2nd Place – Highly Commended Certificate and Most Improved Village Trophy – Yorkshire in Bloom 2001
2nd Place – Yorkshire in Bloom 2000
2nd Place Certificate of Merit – Yorkshire in Bloom 1999
5th Place Certificate of Merit Yorkshire in Bloom 1998 (The village’s first entry)

Ada Brooks Memorial Trophy 

The trophy donated to the Conservation Society in memory of a former villager is awarded to the best use of a house frontage within the village, not necessarily the most colourful. Whether you have garden, driveway or just a small paved area it’s what you do with it that counts. Everyone has an equal chance of winning the trophy or just receiving a gold, silver-gilt, silver or bronze certificate. Judging takes place during July and August.

Plant Sales 

Throughout the year you can  help support the village by buying from the Plant and Produce tables at the top of High Street and by the Electricity sub-station at the bottom of Halifax Lane.

We are always open for donations of garden perennials that anyone may have spare. So if you can help please pot up and label your plants and leave them on the tables or contact us.


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