Keep Scotland Beautiful 2021

Another Gold for Blooming Haddington


Judges Visit 5th August 2021

The visit began with a tour of Amisfield Garden and then a walking tour of the Town starting at the Corn Exchange and continuing on to the new “Bug Hotel” at the entrance to the car park on Neilson Park Road. They then visited Neilson Park, the Oriental Garden, St Mary’s Churchyard, Lady Kitty’s Garden, St Mary’s Pleasance and the ELC floral display behind the former George Hotel. The final part of the tour was the High Street and a visit to Carlyle Court before finishing back at Court Street.

This Year’s award ceremony takes place virtually on the 23rd September – we will let you know how we get on.

Blooming Haddington would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in preparing the town for the judges visit. This includes the dedicated team of volunteers who give up their time, East Lothian Council, the businesses of Haddington who sponsor hanging baskets and containers, Amisfield and St Marys Pleasance gardens and the local community for their continued support and generous donations. 

In East Lothian we are fortunate to have the ELC nursery where many of the plants used in the hanging baskets, town centre planters and the council parks are grown from seed or cuttings and nurtured to full sized plants. This allows for more unusual planting plans and goes a long way towards supporting Haddington and other East Lothian bloom groups efforts in keeping their towns and villages beautiful.