Return of our Annual Floral Competition…
and the judges will visit each of the gardens, streets and commercial premises on judging day Friday 15th July.
Winning entries for 2019.
For a full gallery please CLICK HERE
As usual there are 6 categories:
- Most florally attractive street
- Most florally attractive part street
- Most florally attractive front garden
- Best hanging basket or planter at a private home
- Most florally attractive commercial premises
- Best hanging basket or planter at commercial premises
Entries forms can be obtained by
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- using the contact page of our website www.bishopswalthaminbloom.org.uk
- from this edition of the Parish News
- or pick up a copy from Luvvit Want IT in the High Street
Entry forms will need to be returned by Thursday 30th June
Hidden Gardens 2022
Sunday 10th July, with gardens open from 11.00 until 5.00.
12 gardens: 6 new to the event, 4 opened in 2019 and 2 in 2017.
Refreshments will be available at 5 gardens.
Plants and crafts for sale at some gardens too
Entry will be via our garden Guide, costing £6.00 per person. This gives admission to all the gardens. The guides will be on sale at The Sweet Corner in the High Street and at Best Wishes in Brook Street throughout June and July or by contacting us via the website. On Sunday 10th July the guides will be on sale in Red Lion Street from10.00.
The guide gives a brief description of each garden, with a photograph. There are maps to show where each garden is located.
Buying the guide in advance allows you to plan your day.
Planting up the flower beds
has been completed despite the rain on Saturday.
A special thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work and to Meon Valley Nurseries for supplying our plants.
We are always looking for people to help us with this task. If you are interested in helping us, then please contact Amanda on
Wild flower areas
The wild flower areas at Hoe Road and at Tangier Lane have been seeded. We have used the same seed mix as we used last year. It is Follers Manor Annual seed mix which we purchased from John Chambers. This is a special mix of wild and cultivated annual species, originally mixed for the award-winning gardens at the stunning Follers Manor in Sussex.
The company were so impressed with some photographs that we sent them that they have used us as a case study in their advertising material.
We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who sponsor our hanging baskets, planters and flower beds each year. We are currently arranging sponsorship for 2022 and when we have a full list we will publish the details.
For a list of sponsors in 2021 please CLICK HERE