Welcome to Pitlochry in Bloom


Our Organisation

Our organisation is a very pro-active group, we have a committee of 12, assisted by many "Friends" & helpers who tend to all the feature beds in Pitlochry on a weekly basis through the Summer and Autumn.

We also assist and are helped by the many community groups in town. We were set up in 1993 under the umbrella of the "Take a Pride in Perthshire" campaign. The campaign was initiated to encourage local communities to take responsibility for improving and caring for their local environment, natural, build and cultural.
With sponsorship from local businesses and our fund raising events we are able to put on a magnificent floral show through the year. We have worked hard over the last 16 years to maintain all the floral features in town and introduce new sustainable ones. We continue to work to improve our environmental quality for locals and visitor

We always try to involve as many local people as possible in the campaign, even those who cannot get out to garden.

We are extremely grateful for all the support, encouragement and sponsorship we receive from the local community. Do a little, change a lot.

Long-term sustainability with low maintenance feature beds, the bio-diversity of the Wildlife Garden, the Petit Jardin, our "Gardens for Life" entry in Gardening Scotland 2001, and now the Armoury Park, opened in 2002, continue the work begun 15 years ago.

We always try to involve as many local people working closely with community groups and businesses to enhance the Victorian Heritage of the town, Pitlochry in Bloom has chosen the theme of Victorian wrought iron work and commissioned sculptured figures to complement the environment.

Pitlochry in Bloom has now won over 50 awards since 1993, please view our awards page for all the details of our many acheivements.

The community spirit generated in the town has been effectively harnessed by Pitlochry in Bloom and has resulted in people, Plants & Pride working together for the benefit of the community. Come and see for yourselves you will be most welcome!

 

Latest News

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HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD

Pitlochry Station MacFarlane Fountain won a Highly Commended at the recent National Railway Heritage Trust Awards in London. Pictured resplendent in Victorian costume are Shirley Gilchrist of Pitlochry in Bloom and guest Basil Dunlop.


CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Highland Mainline on 9th September 2013 are l to R. Steve Montgomery-Scotrail, Dr Ann Glen-Highland Railway Heritage Trust, Alex Sharkey-Network Rail, Sally Spaven - Pitlochry in Bloom Chairman & John Swinney MSP

The Enchanted Forest
FANTASTIC POSTERS

John Yellowlees-External Relations Manager of Scotrail and Sally Spaven-Pitlochry in Bloom admiring the Art Posters of Pitlochry High School and Breadalbane Academy S3 pupils completed for the 150th Anniversary at the Station and the Floral Train.


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Postman On Bike

The Victorian Postie on a Penny Farthing bike was made by Morag Cumming of Keltneyburn Smithy to enhance the entrance to the new industrial site and the sorting office. It was unveiled by "Queen Victoria" during the Atholl Festival in 1997.

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Flower Seller

Victorian Flower Seller - another of Morag's commissions for the Bloom in 1996, she orginally sat in the small garden opposite the Bank of Scotland, she moved to her present site between the Bank of Scotland and RBS in 2003.

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Nanny With Pram

The Victorian Nanny & Perambulator were designed for Pitlochry in Bloom in 2000 to enhance the rntrance to the Atholl Palace Hotel who hosted the Beautiful Scotland awards that year.