There are many reasons why we feel proud of the Carrickfergus area and one of them is the abundance of flowers and attractive horticultural displays. Each summer the Carrickfergus area is brightened up by hundreds of hanging baskets, bedding displays, shrub beds and trees. The Carrickfergus in Bloom environmental improvement was developed to brighten up the town. The objective is to make a brighter town for the benefit of all citizens and visitors. This website has been designed to provide current news, information and advice on all our inbloom activities. However, please do contact carrickfergus in bloom if you would like to see anything else at www.carrickfergusinbloom.org. Carrickfergus is located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
Community in Bloom Competitions
The categories are Best Kept Garden; Best Kept Container Garden; Best Kept Community Planting Scheme; and BestKept Commercial Premises. The Young people’s categories include Painting, Poetry and Tallest Sunflower. Take Part Here or view latest winners.
Carrickfergus in Bloom Gardening Advice
The following gardening tips have been added to help to make your garden a success. Hanging Basket Tips, Butterfly Paradise, Composting your Garden Waste, How to Plant and Stake a Tree, Tree Planting Tips, Wildlife Gardening, Build a bird nestbox, Night time Gardening, Grow Crops in Pots, Growing Tomatoes etc. Click here to visit our gardening advice section. Not sure when things in the garden should be done? Use the handy carrickfergus in bloom gardening planner to find out what your should be doing in your garden each month.
Carrickfergus in Bloom Campaigns
A vital part of the Carrickfergus in Bloom initiative is the campaigning work we do in the community. This year we continue our campaigns to promote biodiversity through our Blooming Wild campaign, growing vegetables in schools, getting communities working with community grants; tree week kicks off our tree planting campaign and linking gardening to the health, fitness and wellbeing agenda. Click here to view the Carrickfergus in Bloom campaigns section.
Latest News & Events
Biodiversity: The Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Larne Council areas, which will form the new Mid and East Antrim District Council area was launched in December and marks what will be a key landmark for biodiversity conservation in the region. read more...
Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition: Gardeners throughout Carrickfergus Borough are being asked to 'Lend a hand this summer' to ensure success within this years Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition. Last year we celebrated a number of awards and with your help we can keep our record of success. more info...