Covid 19 has thrown at us many challenges. During the lockdown we had to put everything on hold, waiting to see where it would all lead. Our annual competition has been shelved for this year....but we still aim to make the town blooming marvellous. Our theme for 2020 was Wool in Leominster featuring the heritage of the Ryeland sheep. All the hard work is not lost as we are carrying this forward to be our theme for next year. A picture of Rylan (our mascot) in lockdown enjoying himself.
A little bit about us
Every year Leominster in Bloom chooses a theme for its annual project. Sometimes this is part of a wider scheme selected by the Heart of England in Bloom, sometimes it will tie in with something
that is happening nationally and other times it is the choice of the team.
In 2018 the centenary of the end of the 2nd World War was an obvious choice. The Buttercross Arcade was filled with wonderful knitted poppies. To commemorate the local soldiers, a photograph of each of those listed on the Leominster town memorial was placed in shop windows as close to
their original home as was possible.
2019 the overall theme was ‘Children’s Literature’ with shops choosing their favourite story for their window displays. The Buttercross was decorated once again with fantastic knitted and crafted
characters from Alice in Wonderland. There was a second display in Morris Mews depicting an underwater scene using recycled materials to high-light the plight of our oceans.
Trowels at the ready
Love your Front Garden competition
entries by 12th June max 4 photos to
Leominster TIC, Love your Front Garden competition HR6 8YP
or post direct on FB page
First prize £25; Second Prize £15; Third Prize £10
Completed sensory walkway in central car park
Philpotts filled the sponsored planters throughout the town
Results of front garden competition
Sun 5th July 1800 working party
Wed 8th July 1800 working party
Sat 11th July Plant sale at Farmers market
Front Garden Competition results: 1st Richard Dance; 2nd Suzi Underwood; 3rd Lisa Ying Ling Cheung. Highly commended John and Marie Buffon, Rosemary Warden and Rosemary Worthington
Wed 22nd July 1800 working party
Wed 29th July 1800 working party
Sun 9th August working party from 1000 to noon meeting in the old bus station by Dimarco's
Wed 19th August 1800 working party
Wed 26th August 1800 working party
Autumn Plant and Craft Fair on the 19th
Mike Thornhill to open his railway garden
Wed 14th Nov 1000 West st....planter clearing