Chester-le-Street in Bloom
Chester-le-Street in Bloom brings together environmental initiatives which, over the years, have encouraged impressive horticultural displays and important environmental improvements. The group's aim is to create a better and more attractive place in which people can live, work, visit and play.
This year Chester-le-Street took will take part in the Large Town category of the Royal Horticultural Society Northumbria in Bloom competition and was awarded a silver gilt accolade.
If you, your school, business or organisation would like to get involved with Chester-le-Street's In Bloom campaign, please contact us.
Chester's Best gardening competition
The new Chester's Best competition encourages environmental improvements in Chester-le-Street and surrounding areas. The competition also contributes towards the town's entry into Northumbria in Bloom.
Residents, groups, organisations and schools, within the competition area, can enter to showcase their gardens, horticultural schemes, floral displays, hanging baskets or planters.
Chester-le-Street in Bloom group
Chester-le-Street's In Bloom bid is supported by the following organisations:
- Chester-le-Street and District AAP
- Newker Primary School
- Chester-le-Street CoE Primary School
- Cestria School
- Friends of Ropery Lane Cemetery
- Durham Agency Against Crime
- Chester-le-Street Business Association on Facebook
- Environment Agency
- St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church
- Salvation Army Chester-le-Street
- Mains Farm House Nursery
- Lumley Castle
- Chester-le-Track Railway Station
- The Hermitage Academy
- Chester-le-Street Central Residents Association
- Our Civic Pride team.
Chester-le-Street is a market town, most famous for its international cricket ground, Durham County Cricket Club, and Lumley Castle. With something for everyone, including a splashpad, it's no wonder Chester-le-Street Riverside Park attracts thousands of visits, per year, from all over the region.
The town also played its part in history as not only was the Bible translated first here, it was also the resting place of St Cuthbert for 112 years.
In partnership with
- Northumbria in Bloom
- Northumbria In Bloom