Discover Rochdale in Bloom

Rochdale in Bloom is a community based, volunteer led organisation dedicated to brightening up Rochdale for residents and visitors alike.

Since 2010 we’ve devoted our efforts to building community links, tackling gaps in social infrastructure and creating a green environment for Rochdale residents to take pride and get involved in.

Our founding members have used their enthusiasm to empower and impassion an ever-increasing number of volunteer organisations to take up the clean and green challenge. Our bloomers include primary and secondary schools, community groups and charities, Friends groups, as well as individuals who brighten up their streets and businesses. Our volunteers come from every corner of Rochdale with representatives from 4-94 years old. We’re an inclusive group with members from all ethnic and religious backgrounds and a range of political persuasions.

Our members use their time, expertise and sheer determination to bring colour and life to the whole of Rochdale. Some have a passion for food growing, others a flair for creating blooming displays. Together, our endeavours have an enormous impact on Rochdale and make it a better place for all.

In 2010 our entry featured just two ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ sites. Now, ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ judging takes over two days and shows 50 different sites. This is on top of the groups that are featured in our North West judging day.

What We Do

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Environment

From recycling to conservation and bio-diversity, Rochdale feels strongly about its duty to protect the environment.

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Horticulture

Applying knowledge, skills, and technologies to grow food and plants for social benefit. Community

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Community

Building strong community connections and links with local and national businesses.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

At our heart we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aim to improve health and education, reducing inequality and tackling climate change.

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Our Team

Davina Unsworth
Davina Unsworth
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
Hannah Jane
Hannah Jane
Press and Twitter
Dan Hall
Dan Hall
Roch Valley & Sudden
Karen Hayday
Karen Hayday
Allotments and horticultural advisor
Billy Sheerin
Billy Sheerin
Castleton and local authority
James Gartside
James Gartside
Norden and local authority
Rachel Bennion
Rachel Bennion
Community links advisor
Philip Massey
Philip Massey
Coordinator
Sarah Down
Sarah Down
Photographer & youth links
Testimonials

What People Say

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We saw this (WW1 pop-up garden) yesterday and my 4 year old son has told his nana all about it this morning. Means a lot

Lyndsey Cain

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Well done Rochdale. Everything is coming together and the flowers everywhere are gorgeous…beautiful. We especially love the huge industrial wheel on the roundabout on Oldham

Anna Swerluk

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