Welcome to Great Whittington
Officially the Best Small Village in Northumbria 2013 according to the RHS Northumbria in Bloom judges.
Great Whittington is an attractive farming and commuter village in Northumberland, close to Hexham and Corbridge, and set in the heart of Northumberland’s farming countryside. In 2010 - 2013, the village won Gold awards in the RHS Northumbria in Bloom Competition confirming that it is one of the best presented small villages in the local area. Currently, Great Whittington is one of only three small villages in the whole of the UK to make it to the final of Britain in Bloom 2014. It is truly a beautiful village and well worth a visit. Follow our campaign in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition by checking out the In Bloom pages on this site, by following us on Twitter (@GWhittBloom) or by giving us a 'Like' on our Facebook page (facebook.com/Greatwhittinbloom)
Great Whittington has a lively community and there are plenty of activities and events going on throughout the year for adults, families and children. The village hall committee organises these events and also raises money for maintenance of the hall through grants and donations. The In Bloom sub group plans the Northumbria in Bloom entry, carries out gardening projects, organises community events and carries out fundraising. There is a lot more to our entry than simple gardening, for instance, we promote environmental responsibility and community spirit. We grow flowers and vegetables in environmentally friendly ways and conserve the natural habitat for many species of insects, birds and mammals.
So, this is our official Great Whittington in Bloom website, please explore the links. We have a picture gallery, the judges comments, a calendar of our activities and a list of our sponsors. We hope that one day you may pay us a visit to see for yourselves what a beautiful village it is, you will be very welcome.