Wedmore in Bloom

Wedmore in Bloom
Description:

Wedmore in Bloom is a friendly group of volunteers who are keen to keep Wedmore looking beautiful throughout the seasons, by planting and maintaining flowers and shrubs, in and around the village.

 What we do

How you can be involved

History

Funding


What we do

In late Spring and early Autumn, we plant up 69 troughs and tubs for seasonal colour throughout the year and continue to find new places in the village to enhance with attractive floral displays. Last year, 4000 bulbs and plants were planted. In addition to seasonal planting, volunteers also maintain several existing areas of permanent, sustainable planting.


How you can be involved

Work Party: New volunteers are always welcome at Wedmore In Bloom monthly task days. We meet at 9.30 am, outside The George, on the second Saturday of the month, when jobs are allocated. Seasonal planting is one of the major tasks, as well as ongoing maintenance, weeding and new planting initiatives. After an hour’s work, we meet up for refreshments and a friendly chat.

A desire to keep Wedmore blooming beautifully is the only essential skill necessary, so why not bring a trowel and join in?

Watering: Watering the many troughs and tubs is an essential job, especially in the summer, so additional helpers are always needed. If you can help with this task, please get in touch. Your offer will be gratefully received.

Contact: Shona Stewart (chairperson): shonamstewart@hotmail.co.uk

As well as our monthly post-work party coffee gatherings, our social events include a winter dinner and AGM, a spring coffee morning and plant sale and an alfresco summer lunch for volunteers and WIB sponsors.

 History

Wedmore in Bloom was founded in 2005 and the volunteers at that time were encouraged to enter the South West in Bloom competition. After yearly RHS Britain in Bloom awards from 2006, Wedmore represented the South West in the large village category, winning gold in 2010 and 2011.

That original vision and energy continue to inspire today’s volunteers.


Fundraising

Wedmore in Bloom relies on villagers, local businesses and local societies for funding.

If you would like to make a donation and help to support and maintain the colourful village displays, please contact our funding secretary:

Mrs Janet Smith, Orchard House, 6, Gardiner’s Orchard, Wedmore.  Phone: 710755.

Any offers of help, whether great or small, physical or financial, regular or occasional will be gratefully received.

 

 

 

   

   

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