Adrian Bloom of Bressingham receives Lifetime Achievement Award for gardening

Bressingham, Norfolk. Adrian Bloom in Blooms of Bressingham Gardens ENGANL00120130423160528

Bressingham, Norfolk. Adrian Bloom in Blooms of Bressingham Gardens ENGANL00120130423160528

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A well-known Bressingham gardener and writer has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, for devoting more than 50 years of his life to British horticulture.

Adrian Bloom, 75, recognised locally as the head of the Blooms of Bressingham brand, received the prestigious accolade from The Garden Media Guild, at their annual award ceremony at The Savoy Hotel in London last month.

Since joining the family business in 1962, Mr Bloom has helped grow Bloom’s Nurseries into one of the five largest in the country, supplying gardens throughout the UK.

Mr Bloom said: “I am of course delighted to receive this award, and feel lucky to have been able to have the opportunity to grow with the dramatic increase of interest in gardening over the last 30 or 40 years.

“I am still as passionate about gardening as ever and we have some exciting plans for the future at Bressingham.”

During his long career, Mr Bloom has also written several books on plants, and appeared regularly on television.

He and his team have won 23 Gold Medals across 30 years of exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show, and in 1985, he replicated the achievement of his father Alan when he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour.