WHAT WE DO

We plant and maintain all the flower beds, tubs and hanging baskets in Bishop’s Waltham

Flower beds
St. George’s Square clock
Old Station Roundabout
Grass verges by the Palace walls
Quarter flower bed by the bus shelter

Hanging baskets and planters
Red Lion Street – youth groups
Town centre and High Street
Permanent  planters in Red Lion Street

Most of these are sponsored by businesses and individuals. For more details about maintenance and sponsorship please CLICK HERE corhampton-road-during-webPlanters in memory of founder members:
Bill Walmsley memorial planter in Bank Street
John Grover memorial planter in Red Lion Street
These planters are planted with seasonal flowers throughout the year. With the new housing developments in Bishop’s Waltham  each founder  has been remembered by having a  street named after them.

Bulbs in grass verges
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In autumn 2016 we have planted over 1000 narcissi in grass verges along the Corhampton Road and opposite Budgens on the Winchester Road.  This is to supplement the planting that we did three years ago.  The bulbs chosen are all suitable for naturalising and we hope that they will continue to bloom for many years to come.
We were helped with the planting by youngsters from the youth groups.
And last autumn we planted 5000 crocus bulbs donated by Rotary

Wild flowers

We are continuing with our experiments with wildflowers.  We are grateful to Bishop’s Waltham Society and BW Gardening Club for sponsorship and we received a grant from Winchester City CouncilTo find out more about our wildflower experiments CLICK HERE

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Every other year we hold a Hidden Gardens event where private gardens are open to the public for one Sunday in the summer.
This year the event was held on Sunday 30th June.  12 gardens were open and we had over 650 visitors on the day.

For photographs taken on the day please CLICK HERE

Gallery: Hidden Gardens  2017

Gallery: Hidden Gardens 2015

GALLERY: HIDDEN GARDENS 2013

Annual Floral Competition

Each year we run an annual floral competition for residents and businesses within Bishop’s Waltham.  The closing date for entry is always 30th June and the competition is judged in mid-July.

This year the judging took place on Wednesday 10th July and the winners will be announced at our Annual BBQ and prize giving on  Sunday 11th August.

Details of the 2018 competition can be found on our RECENT EVENTS page.  Please CLICK HERE