Annual Floral Competition

The judges visited each of the gardens, streets and commercial premises on judging day Friday 15th July. 
The prizes were awarded at our Annual BBQ held on 7th August. For a full list of winners and a gallery of photographs PLEASE CLICK HERE

The judges also judged the children’s hanging baskets in Red Lion Street. These prizes were awarded before the end of term.

The BBQ is an “invitation only” event to say thank you to all those who have helped us throughout the year to maintain the floral displays around Bishop’s Waltham, to the gardeners who opened their gardens for our Hidden Garden event in July and for our compeitition entrants.
For a gallery of entries for 2019, the last year that the competition was held in this format, please CLICK HERE

Hidden Gardens 2022

Thank you to everyone who supported our Hidden Garden event on Sunday 11th July. We are pleased to announce that we raised almost £4,500 towards our running costs for the last year

A special thank you to The Sweet Corner in the High Street and Best Wishes in Brook Street for selling our garden guides ahead of time. The guide gave a brief description of each garden, with a photograph. There were maps to show where each garden is located and each garden was given a What3word location.
Refreshments were served at 5 different locations, thank you to everyone who helped us raise this substantial amount.

Knitted Woodland Creatures and a flower canopy

As part of the yarn bombing of Bishop’s Waltham we decorated 2 areas at the centre of town – Red Lion Street and the Clock Bed.

We will be selling our woodland creatures and our teddy bears from last year at the Country Fayre on Saturday 24th September

Planting up the flower beds

A special thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work and to Meon Valley Nurseries for supplying our plants. We hope that you are enjoying the wonderful displays of colour there and in our baskets and planters in the High Street.

We are always looking for people to help us with this task. If you are interested in helping us, then please contact Amanda on
bwibvolunteering@gmail.com

Wild flower areas

The wild flower areas at Hoe Road and at Tangier Lane are now in full colour.
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. 

2022 Sponsorship

We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who sponsor our hanging baskets, planters and flower beds each year.
For a list of sponsors in 2022 please CLICK HERE