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Britain in Bloom

Series 1

Episode 3: Shrewsbury

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 13 days

Chris Bavin heads to Shrewsbury in Shropshire where the Bloomers have been taking part in the annual floral competition for 37 years. Backed by the council, this gold-winning team have a big budget and plant a staggering 300,000 flowers every year in their town. The jewel in their crown is The Dingle, a sunken garden in the middle of the town park made famous by Britain's first celebrity gardener, Percy Thrower. Every year the team is under pressure to create a show-stopping garden here to wow the judges. But Bloom isn't only about the big projects. Chris also helps the residents of a sheltered housing scheme on the edge of town plant up their own sustainable garden. Shrewsbury's Bloomers are desperate to retain their gold crown, but every year it gets harder to impress the discerning judges. Show less


Chris Bavin
Nick Harvey
Graphic Designer:
Dan Hoare
On-line editing:
Gemma Comber
Re-recording mixer:
Daniel Taylor
Production Secretary:
Nat Spink
Production Coordinator:
Jamie Heard
Production Coordinator:
Darren O'Hagan
Michaela Rose
Production Manager:
Georgina Bayford
Jess Matthews
Jess Matthews
Executive Producer:
Carla-Maria Lawson
Executive Producer:
Meredith Chambers
Executive Producer:
Karl Warner
Series Producer:
Helen White
Production Company:
Electric Ray

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