You are all invited to join us at our annual awards ceremony at The Cut on Tuesday 29th October, 6.30 for 7pm start. Our guest speaker this year is Cathy Smith from Suffolk Wildlife Trust, whose talk will focus on the benefits to wildlife that can be created in front gardens.
Commended and Highly Commended certificates will be presented for front gardens (as nominated by the people of Halesworth), for business floral frontages, and for allotments. Trophies will be presented by our Patron Michael Imison to the winners in each category as well as to the Best Children's Project, the Best Newcomer, and the Most Significant Contribution to Halesworth in Bloom.
Please let us know if you would like to attend (for catering purposes) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by leaving your name on the list in the Halesworth in Bloom folder in the Library (ask at the desk). We look forward to seeing you there.
HIB visit to RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex on Wednesday 28th August.
The coach will leave Halesworth at 9.00 am and return for 6.00 pm.
Entry to the garden is free as part of our RHS Affiliation but we will be hiring a 29 seater coach, costing £20.00 per person.
Places on a first come first served basis. Contact Karen Austin at email@example.com or by phone on 01986 875781. Please respond by Sunday 11th August.
We may have cancelled this month's working party due to the excessive heat, but the Memorial Garden at St Mary's Church is looking lovely and worth a stroll through, or why not take a seat and enjoy the view! Here are some lilies and thistles to tempt you.
Due to the exceptional weather, the regular last Friday of the month working party at the Memorial Garden has been cancelled. The next opportunity to join us for a spot of gardening will be 30th August. In the meantime if you notice any of our plants or trees in distress, please give them a drink of water to help them along.
Halesworth in Bloom is once again on the look out for beautiful front gardens to celebrate at our awards ceremony later this year, but this year we are seeking your help so that we do not miss any hidden gems. If you spot a garden which catches your eye, or you are particularly proud of your own plot this year, please fill in a voting form. You may complete as many forms as you like, and all entries will be viewed and considered by our panel of judges, with one being awarded the accolade of Front Garden of the Year 2019! Voting forms can be obtained from the Library or in the Community News, so keep your eyes open and get voting for your favourites.
Please come and visit our stall in the Market Place at the Spring Garden Fair on 27th April. We will have lots of lovely plants for sale, together with vintage gardening books. If you have plants (or books) you would like to donate to the stall please contact Karen Austin via the Halesworth in Bloom email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Halesworth in Bloom tree wardens have been busy planting trees all around town this winter; white beam at the corner of Norwich Road and Old Bungay Road, crab apple along Roman Way, then we started on free native baby trees from the Woodland Trust, of which we have over 100.
As they are so small they come with a plastic tube which we hope will be removed in a couple of years. Trees this size are normally easy to establish and we will not be watering them. If you live near any of them please give them a drink if we have another drought this summer.
The beautiful 2019 Halesworth in Bloom calendar is now available from Number Seven Hair (Market Place), Edwards (Thoroughfare) and the Library. Cost £10, all profits to Halesworth in Bloom