Welcome to Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom

ANNUAL FLORAL COMPETITION

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition this year. We had a record number of entries in some categories.  Prizes were awarded at our annual prize giving and barbecue in August.

To see the results of this year’s competition CLICK HERE.

To see photographs of those who won, came second and third or were highly commended CLICK HERE.

(You can click on a photograph to enlarge it and then click on the side arrow to see a slide show.)

HIDDEN GARDENS 2017     Sunday 9th July  2017

Thank you to everyone who visited our gardens.
We know that we sold over 400 garden guides.  Bishop’s Waltham was very busy that Sunday as there was a Brocante in the High Street and a Countryside Fayre on the Moors as well.  Some people managed to visit all three events.
The weather was perfect for us, ice cream sales were higher than expected and cake sales down!

A huge thank you to Hazel’s Florists for selling the garden guides in the weeks before. They sold almost 150.
Thank you also to the four gardens, who sold refreshments, allowing people to sit, relax and admire the surroundings.
In addition thank you to everyone, who shared their gardens with so many people.

All proceeds from the day go towards the running costs of Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom.

To see some photographs of the gardens please CLICK HERE.
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Our PLANTING and SOWING are reaping rewards

We have now prepared two swathes on the Old Station Roundabout by removing the top layer of turf.  We intend to experiment with perennial wild flower seeds in these beds.  We will use a variety of suppliers to compare how well the seeds do.  we will sow the seeds in October; this is the recommended time of year.

We sowed the wildflower seed at the top of Tangier Lane and the roundabout at the junction of Hoe Road, Willow Road and Cricklemede.  These are now flowering profusely and the colour display keeps changing. We have received many compliments about both of these displays.

The flower beds along the Palace walls and the Old Station Roundabout were planted on 27th and 29th May.  They are continuing to look beautiful as move into late summer.

WEEDING AND DEAD HEADING

Now that the flower beds are planted they need to be weeded and dead headed, just like your garden at home.  we have weeders for most of the beds but always welcome more, especially for the Old Station Roundabout.  Would like to be involved by adopting a flower bed?  For more information about what will be involved in this please get in touch via the CONTACT US page.

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