Silver Gilts for the City

on Thursday, 25 September 2014.

Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce that Salisbury was awarded three Silver Gilt awards at the recent South & South East in Bloom ceremony. South & South East in Bloom is the regional awards category for Britain in Bloom.

This summer Salisbury entered the Small City category in the awards for the first time. Queen Elizabeth Gardens was entered into the Park of the Year category and the Crematorium Grounds into the Cemetery of the Year category.

The Small City award - coordinated by Salisbury City Council - recognises the look and feel of the entire City. Success in this category reflects the efforts of lots of people and organisations working together, including groups of volunteers and enthusiastic individuals. This award is testament to partnership working. Salisbury City Council has had the pleasure this year of working closely with the Environment Agency, Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Natural England amongst others.

The Silver Gilts for Queen Elizabeth Gardens and the Crematorium Grounds are reflective of the recent investment by the City Council in both these areas. Queen Elizabeth Gardens underwent a major refurbishment in 2013 and the Crematorium grounds have recently been replanted as part of the Crematorium building project.

For full details on Salisbury’s parks and South and South East in Bloom, please visit our website: or call 01722 342860