Usk History

Floral Displays
Permanent Planting
Town Competition


is a small market town of 2300 people in South East Wales.  Its history goes back to the Romans and Normans.

It qualifies for entry as a large village in the Britain in Bloom and the Wales in Bloom competitions. 

The Usk in Bloom committee was formed in 1980 by a group of enthusiasts who wished to improve the environment of their town.


Gold award in Wales in Bloom 2011

Usk Town Gold winners 2011

Champion of Champions, Usk Town Competition.
Lady Hill Close, Usk.

Twyn Square, Usk.  Photo: J. Prince
Twyn Square, Usk.

Wales in Bloom Win 2010

Usk Town Winners 2010

Wales in Bloom 2009  more ...

Britain in Bloom 2009
A Silver Guilt award.  more ...

The committee are all volunteers and the town has a proud record of success in competitions:

  • Winners of “Wales in Bloom” 1982 to 2011.

  • Won “Britain in Bloom” four times, finalists in another three years.

  • Represented the United Kingdom in the European Entente Floral competition twice.

The aims of the committee are to :

  • improve the local environment by the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, bulbs and floral displays.

  • Foster partnerships with other organisations and residents in Usk for work on environmental issues in the town.


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