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Wedmore in Bloom was formed in 2005 by a group of volunteers who were keen to enhance the appearance of the village by planting and maintaining flowers and shrubs. This has developed so that there are now 52 tubs planted for winter, spring and then summer displays, areas of wild flowers and permanent sustainable planting.

Much of the community is involved with caring for these areas. Funding is obtained through donations from local residents, businesses, clubs, the Parish Council, PCC and the Wedmore Real Ale Festival.

Because of the success of this initiative the group was encouraged to enter the South West in Bloom competition achieving the following successes in the large village category:

2006 & 2007               Silver Gilt
2008, 2009 & 2010     Gold and Cox Cup for best large village in the South West.
In 2009 we were awarded the silver salver for best portfolio.
Other successes have been a Local Roots award for the use of willow and several Neighbourhood Awards.

In 2009 & 2010 Wedmore was invited to enter the national RHS Britain in Bloom competition and it was a great achievement to be awarded Gold on both occasions.

At present the group is taking a break from competition but is still involved in maintaining the appearance of the village keeping it filled with colourful displays throughout the year.

New volunteers are always welcome. Gardening expertise is not necessary, just a willingness to be involved.

There is a work party on the second Saturday of each month, meeting at 09.30 outside The George. Afterwards everyone gets together for a chat over coffee.

 

   

   

Full display of album pictures click here

Contact: 

Margaret Kitson (WiB co-ordinator)   01934 712107        david.kitson10@btinternet.com

 Urgent Appeal

 We urgently need to increase the numbers in our friendly group of volunteers. We have a work party in the village on the second  Saturday each month, followed by coffee. In between we water and look after the displays. We would welcome help from anyone who can offer a little of their time. It need not be at the work parties, if Saturday mornings are inconvenient, and no knowledge of plants is necessary. We particularly need more men in the team, who enjoy DIY, as we often have jobs of that nature to do.

  Contact details are above.

Wedmore in Bloom is an active and social group supported financially by local residents and organizations.

 

Aim: 

To enhance the appearance of the village throughout the year with permanent and container planting.
We meet at the George on the second Saturday of each month at 09.30 and after the work party we get together for coffee.

List of Contributors 2017

Businesses                               Clubs/Associations/Services                            Individuals
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Albert Goodman                       Alfred and Guthrun Lodge                             Mr. & Mrs. John Allison
Borough Venture                      Axbridge/Wedmore Medical Practice           Mr. & Mrs. Iain Ball
Charles Barnard                       Elmsett Hall Residents                                     Mrs. Mary Clark
Compton House                       Isle of Wedmore Society                                  Mrs. Moira Davies
Erica Sharpe Jewellery            St. Mary’s Church                                               Mr. & Mrs. Ian Faulkner
Hair Barn                                  Wedmore Bowls Club                                        Mr. & Mrs. Peter Foren
Hectors Farm Shop                 Wedmore Gardening Club                               Mr. & Mrs. N. Gillibrand
House of Allington                  Wedmore Green                                                Mrs. Val Godfrey
Lime Fashions                         Wedmore Junior Football Club                        Miss Maureen Hordle
Pisces                                        Wedmore News                                                 Mr. & Mrs. J. Horne
Pumpkin Delicatessen           Wedmore Parish Council                                  Mrs. Sheila Jack
Susie Kingston                         Wedmore Tennis Club                                      Mrs. T. Jenkin-Jones
The Paper Shop/Stores          Wedmore Twinning Association                      Mr. & Mrs. P. Johnstone
Wedmore Dental Practice     Wedmore Village Hall                                        Mr. & Mrs. T. Jordan
Wedmore Post Office             Wedmore W.I.                                                     Mrs. Suzanne Metters
.                                                  Wedmore Community                                       Mrs. N. Wyatt
.                                                            Power Co-Operative                                Mrs. P. Webb
.                                                  Wedmore Real Ale Festival                               Mr. Les Weedon
.                                                                                                                                 Mr. & Mrs. D. Wood

*Any further contributions would be welcomed – just contact Funding Secretary
Mrs. Janet Smith .Orchard House, 6 Gardiners Orchard, Wedmore