Colwyn in Bloom



Colwyn Bay has enjoyed considerable success through the Colwyn in Bloom, Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom initiatives, since 2000.

The town is officially the ‘Best Large Town in Wales’ (and has been for twelve consecutive years, from 2002 –2013*) and has been nominated to represent Wales in the Britain in Bloom competition in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Colwyn in Bloom Committee comprises officers from local government together with volunteers representing a variety of community groups with an interest in horticultural and/or environmental matters. The Committee has developed a three year business plan for Colwyn in Bloom, which helps to direct activity, ensure that the committee is working to its full potential, reaching out to key targets and remaining competitive.

By developing high quality environments for the benefit of the local community, Colwyn in Bloom seeks to drive tourism; increase footfall and in so doing create employment and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColwyn in Bloom is a fully constituted voluntary body. It has the full support of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council to whom it regularly bids for its annual core budget.  This helps to fund sustainable planting, floral displays, willow sculptures and other environmental improvements around the Bay of Colwyn area, which stretches from Old Colwyn in the east to Rhos on Sea in the west and inland as far as Bryn y Maen. Conwy County Borough Council and Bay of Colwyn Town Management are also fully committed to supporting the campaign.

Local business sponsors are always welcomed and various levels of sponsorship are available for the 2016 campaign.  Please contact the Secretary (contact details below) for more information. 

Other activities include annual competitions to encourage local businesses, residents, churches etc to provide attractive floral displays in the front of their premises, an adults art and children’s painting competition and gardening awards scheme to involve local school children.

For more information about Colwyn in Bloom, please contact Roz Dudley, Secretary of the Colwyn in Bloom Committee, on 01492 532248 or by e-mail at:

* Colwyn Bay won ‘Best Town’ category in 2005 when Wales in Bloom temporarily changed the population criteria.

2017 Colwyn in Bloom

The 2017 Colwyn in Bloom Competition is now open!

The competition is open to commercial premises, individual dwellings, hotels and guest houses, public houses and restaurants, day care centres, churches and chapels and sheltered accommodation.  Properties will be judges on the quality and maintenance of displays, sustainable planting, and impact on immediate locality.

For an entry form, please click here.

Adult Art Competition

The 2017 Colwyn in Bloom Adult Art Competition is now open to any adult (over 18) living in the Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea and Old Colwyn areas. Entries should be a minimum of A4 and maximum A3 size and any media can be used.

This year’s theme:

2017 is the Wales Year of Legends; a country with an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history & myth – a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with a beautiful coastline’.

Please submit your entries to the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay by Friday 30th June 2017Judging will take place during early July and winning entries will be displayed in the Bay Gallery over the summer.  Winners will be invited to a Presentation evening in October.

Please remember to include your full name and address/email address/telephone number on the reverse of your entry.

Submitted entries cannot be returned on an individual basis.  Please ensure you collect your entry during the month of September as submissions cannot be kept beyond this date.  The Winning entries can be collected from the Bay Gallery.

Children’s Painting Competition


One of the winning entries

The 2017 Colwyn in Bloom Schools competition is now open to children aged from 4 to 7 who attend schools in the Bay of Colwyn Town Council area.

This year’s theme:

‘2017 is the Wales Year of Legends; a country with an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history & myth – a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with a beautiful coastline’.

Prizes are given to the best painting in each of the following age groups:
Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 and winners will be invited to a presentation event at the Town Hall.

Recognition is also given to the Overall Schools Painting winner.  In 2016, this was awarded to Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos.

The winning paintings will remain on display in the Town Hall until September 2017, to allow any family members or friends of the winners to view them.

Closing date for entry:  16th June 2017