About Carrickfergus in Bloom

marine highwayThere are many reasons why we feel proud of Carrickfergus - one of them is the abundance of flowers and attractive horticultural displays. Each summer the town is brightened up by hundreds of hanging baskets, bedding displays, shrub beds and trees. The Carrickfergus in Bloom initiative was developed to brighten up the town, to become a ‘Town of Flowers’. The objective is to make a blooming townfor the benefit of all citizens and visitors.

The primary aims of the initiative are:
primary aims To make Carrickfergus a more pleasant place in which to work, live and visit.
primary aims To stimulate self-pride and hence care of the environment by the residents of the town.
primary aims Create opportunities for involvement particularly at Community level in the initiative.

The Translink ‘Ulster in Bloom’ competition is a province-wide campaign organised by NILGA. Its aim is to promote tourism by encouraging local people to make their cities, towns and villages as attractive as possible by the imaginative and decorative use of flowers. Carrickfergus in Bloom is part of this competition. Everyone can play a role in the enhancement of the town and the improvement of Carrickfergus as a centre to live, work in and visit. Our town has won Translink ‘Ulster in Bloom’ and 'Britain in Bloom' many times Click Here for a list of our awards.