For two days at the beginning of October two gardeners worked hard to weed, prune, replant and generally tidy the Crown Roundabout. We took a series of photos to show their progress
To find out more and to see the photographs, please CLICK HERE
We are very grateful to Hambrooks for all their hard work.

Front Garden Competition

Children’s Hanging Baskets

Red Lion Street, a pedestian street between the car park and the High Street, now contains 20 hanging baskets planted by local groups of children within Bishop’s Waltham. A list of which group planted each of the baskets can be found in our noticeboard in Red Lion Street.
These baskets are part of our annual competition and were judged on 14th July.
Many of the baskets looked very new when they were hung on 27th May.

1st Prize went to BW Junior School Gardening Club on bracket 7. The judges really liked the broad beans planted in the display.

Rainbows say thank you to Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom

Rainbows are part of the Girl Guide movement.  They are aged between 4 and 7 years of age. From Rainbows the girls move to Brownies, then  Guides and finally Rangers.  Each term they have a theme to think about.
Here in Bishop’s Waltham we have one Rainbow group and they meet on Wednesday evening from5.30 until 6.30.  There are 18 girls in the group and there is waiting list of girls waiting to join.

During the Spring term Rainbows thought about people in the community who help them. They talked about people in Bishop’s Waltham like the firemen and the first responders who care for them in emergencies, the charity shops who sell things to help other people and BW in Bloom who make the environment they live in so pretty.  They then decided which group was the most important to them.

There is a skill element to their learning and they chose to make a card to say Thank You to the group they thought most important, Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom.

We were really honoured to receive the huge A1 size card they made for us.  Here are photographs of the 4 pages of the cards.

Thank you Rainbows for appreciating the flowers around your village.

Please press an image to enlarge and see what the children have written

Annual Quiz Night
Friday 27th January 2023

A huge thank you to all who attended the Quiz Night on Friday. Our first since Covid pandemic. It was a great evening with 25 teams competing.

The themes for the question rounds were television theme tunes; who appears, or has appeared, on British bank notes; a picture round for bird recognition; history; cryptic British Towns and the inevitable dingbats
We raised just short of £1400 towards our running costs for 2023.

The winning team were Patently Absurd, just one and a half points ahead of Durley Deliberators.

To view the final score sheet PLEASE CLICK HERE

St Peter’s Country Fayre

Thank you to everyone who visited our stall and who gave new homes to our woodland creatues, gnomes, fairies and teddy bears. Even the teddy bears picnic food was sold too. We raised £125 towards our running costs for 2023.

The Name of the Rabbit in our competition was Floppy and this was correctly quessed by Olivia who lives in Bishop’s Waltham. She was really excited to be able to give him a new home.

Annual Floral Competition 2022

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

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.

For a gallery of all gardens please CLICK HERE

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.