Spring has definitely sprung this week and thoughts turn to our gardens and this year’s Britain in Bloom. As ever, our entry into this national competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society is expertly handled by Limpsfield In Bloom, who have had a lot of success in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition, winning many Gold medals over the years!
This amazing bunch of green-fingered volunteers, led by Ann Osborn and Lilian Hindley, keep the village looking lovely – from flowerbeds, troughs, borders and baskets, to verges and village signs. They also run educational activities with Limpsfield CofE Infants School. They need more volunteers of all ages to help them keep the village looking lovely…
RHS Britain in Bloom, Britain’s nationwide gardening competition has been keeping the country’s towns and cities in bloom since 1963. But it’s more than just a gardening competition. Britain in Bloom helps raise awareness of environmental issues and helps educate people, particularly kids on the importance of maintaining the flora and fauna in their local area.
“For many groups, it’s now a powerful tool for building communities and tackling local issues,” says the RHS.
2018 Colour Scheme
“To celebrate the end of the first World War and women getting the vote, it has been decided that this year’s colour scheme will be purple, green and white for the suffragettes,” says Ann Osborn.
Limpsfield in Bloom runs regular working groups which are a great way to get out in the fresh air, learn about plants and wildlife, get to know your neighbours and genuinely help keep Limpsfield looking lovely.
Next working groups
Working groups focus on specific areas of the Village, from the river banks down on the Eden (Bluehouse lane) to the very top of the high street by the traffic lights. Next working group dates are below and meeting places will be announced nearer the time. Keep an eye on this website or the Limpsfield or Limpsfield in Bloom Facebook pages.
Saturday 19 May at 10am
Wednesday 6 June at 2pm
Saturday 30 June at 10am
For more info