WHAT WE DO

We plant and maintain all the flower beds, tubs and hanging baskets in Bishop’s Waltham.  We plant areas of wild flowers and we monitor all the spring bulbs that are planted in the grass verges.

Permanent beds and planters can be found in
St. George’s Square  around the clock
Bank Street in memory of Bill Walmsley
Red Lion Street in memory of John Grover
Sensory Garden raised beds in Upper Basingwell Street, one part being in memory of Madeline who had a sweet shop in the village for many years.
These have appropriate planting all through the year

The flower beds can be found in/on
Old Station Roundabout
Grass verges by the Palace walls
Quarter flower bed by the bus shelter
These are planted in late May and are maintained throughout the summer.  Bulbs, mainly daffodils, grow there during the spring.

Hanging baskets and planters are positioned in early June and remain in place until October.  They are in
Red Lion Street – baskets planted by youth groups
Town centre and High Street

The flower beds, hanging baskets and planters are sponsored by businesses and individuals.
To see a list of our sponsors for 2022 CLICK HERE

Wild flowers

We now have 2 areas of wild flowers, the top of Tangier Lane and the roundabout on Hoe Road.   We are trying new seed mixes for 2023.
To find out more about our wildflowers CLICK HERE

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.

For 2023 this will be renamed Front Garden Competition. Please follow THIS LINK to find out more.

In 2022 we were able to return to our usual format with judges visiting each of the gardens.  The youth groups in the town were also able to take part again and their baskets made a spectacular show in Red Lion Street

A gallery of winning entrants for 2022 can be found by CLICKING HERE.

In 2020 and 2021 we had to judge via photographs only. 
Winning photos from 2021 please CLICK HERE
and from the 2020 competition please CLICK HERE

For details of the 2019 competition please CLICK HERE

We are in the process of re-thinking the categories for our competition and will publish these as soon as they are confirmed.

Hidden Gardens

Hidden Gardens takes place every second year.
It was held on  Sunday 10th July 2022.  We had 12  gardens taking part, some for the first time.  After each event we produce a gallery of photos and these can be found by clicking any of the links below.

GALLERY: HIDDEN GARDENS 2022

Gallery: Hidden Gardens 2019 

Gallery: Hidden Gardens  2017

Gallery: Hidden Gardens 2015

GALLERY: HIDDEN GARDENS 2013

Bulbs in grass verges

In autumn 2016 we 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 before.  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.

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In 2019 we planted 5000 crocus bulbs donated by Rotary. These are part of their “End Polio Now” campaign. They have planted other areas within Bishop’s Waltham in recent years.