Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sidmouth in Bloom to bring the Old Boat Park to life with a sensory garden for Sidmouth

A couple of months ago, Sidmouth in Bloom announed plans to improve a forgotten corner of the town - with help from the Royal Horticultural Association:
Futures Forum: "Greening grey Britain for health and happiness" >>> >>> a sensory garden for Sidmouth

Earlier this month, the local garden centre promised to provide further input for the project:

Sidmouth in Bloom wins garden centre competition

By Peter Hodges - July 12, 2016

THE Sidmouth community has voted and a winner has been announced in the Wyevale Garden Centre‘s garden makeover competition.

The winner of the competition, which customers have been voting for since the end of May, was Sidmouth in Bloom, a voluntary body working within the local community that aims to continue the town’s floral heritage. As the winning community group, Sidmouth in Bloom will work alongside Wyevale Garden Centre and Sidmouth Town Council to makeover an area of the Old Boat Park for the community to enjoy.

Wyevale Garden Centre will provide plants and equipment, as well as a special team and volunteers from the centre to work with a local landscape designer to transform the space into an outdoor haven.

Nigel Coombs, Garden Centre Manager, said; “We’re delighted to be able to give something back to the residents of Sidmouth and to create a space for the whole community to enjoy.”

Lynette Talbot from Sidmouth in Bloom, said; “Sidmouth in Bloom thanks everyone in the community who has voted. We are absolutely delighted to have won and can’t wait to work with the landscape designer to bring the Old Boat Park to life, alongside our new sensory garden bed, for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

Sidmouth, a Wyevale Garden Centre will announce plans for the design of the garden makeover in the coming weeks.

Any further information on the competition can be found here.

Sidmouth in Bloom wins garden centre competition
Garden centre launches outdoor area competition - News - Sidmouth Herald

Last month, the Sidmouth in Bloom team were in Birmingham:
Sidmouth in Bloom - Gardeners World Live - Gardeners' World Live, NEC Birmingham, 16-19 June 2016

Sidmouth in Bloom grasps unique opportunity

25 June 2016 Stephen Sumner 

Sidmouth in Bloom’s (SiB) efforts earned them a silver gilt award after their unprecedented invitation to the Gardeners’ World expo at the weekend.

Committee members, councillors and volunteers made the long trip to Birmingham’s NEC arena for the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to represent the town.

SiB chairman Lynette Talbot said: “It was a fantastic plug for Sidmouth – we had a very positive response and everyone said we should have won gold! A lot of people said they would make Sidmouth a stopping point.”

Sidmouth in Bloom grasps unique opportunity - News - Sidmouth Herald

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