History

Lewes in Bloom was founded in 2002 by a small group of 7 individuals who received support from a variety of Lewes officials and organizations. Since then, and for the fourth time in the last 15 years, Lewes has been recognized as one of the most beautiful small towns in America with assistance from Lewes in Bloom volunteers, who now number over 180.

In September of 2015, during the America in Bloom Symposium in Holland, Mich., Lewes was named the winner of the Champions Category for small towns.

Lewes has previously won America in Bloom honors in 2010, 2005 and 2003. The Champions Category featured three-time winners and was a new category in the competition this year.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization, who in 2015-16 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of Historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, Art in Bloom, floral displays, and more. Information on membership and support can be found at www.lewesinbloom.org, or Facebook.