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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Pitlochry Station 150th Anniversary Restoration received a prestigious award in London last week from the National Railway Heritage Trust. Delighted winners were John Yellowlees, ScotRail External Relations Manager, Sally Spaven, Chairman of Pitlochry in Bloom and Councillor Kate Howie, Convenor of Pitlochry Station Liaison Group. Presenting the magnificent Blue Plaque was Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner, London Transport and the Network Rail representative Joe Kendy, who sponsored this category. The event took place in the Merchant Taylors' Hall, Threadneedle Street. This was the Bloom groups third award for the Station in 2014.

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Pitlochry was very proud to receive it's 5th GOLD medal at Britain in Bloom in Bristol, the delighted team also received the Heritage Award for their work at Pitlochry Station and the Heritage Trail & map.

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PRESENTATION TO STATION MANAGER

Sally Spaven-Chairman of PIB made a presentation to Michelle McLeod, Pitlochry Station Manager on behalf of the Bloom. Michelle is transferring to Perth.

Sally said" We shall sorely miss Michelle, she has been a joy to work with over the last 18 months as we prepared the Station for the 150th anniversary, helpful and courteous at all times, she will be a great asset to Perth and our loss".

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ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIPS AWARD

Pitlochry in Bloom have won "The Most Enhanced Railway Station Building Awards" for Pitlochry at the Association of Community Rail Partnership (ACoRP)  annual community awards in Scarborough


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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.