Tetbury in Bloom Report to Tetbury Town Council, 2020/21

Tetbury in Bloom

This year, Tetbury in Bloom, in its current incarnation celebrates its tenth anniversary.

We have come a long way since being given permission in 2005 by Tetbury Town Council and the Feoffees to take over the planning and maintenance of the flowerbed on the Knapp.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year (except when there is snow on the ground or a really hard frost) between five and nine regular volunteers garden the town in the name of Tetbury in Bloom, increasing to eleven on evenings in June and early July when we plant the summer bedding.

We care for the iconic roundabout at the Cirencester entrance to the town, all the beautiful flowerbeds on London Road and in Saint Marys’ churchyard; The Diana Memorial bed; Anniversary Gardens; the roadside bed at the hospital; the bed on the Knapp; the public toilets in Old Brewery Lane; the fire station; the library; the Twizzle; the delightful garden at the front of Old Coombe House; the side garden and frontage of The Dolphins Hall; the troughs at each entrance to the town; the floral displays in the many planters around the centre of town and on the lampposts.

Well done and thank you to Sue Hirst and the team for all their hard work. Thank you also to the Town Council for its on-going financial support and to the grounds staff for their assistance and for maintaining the grassed areas.

For up-to-date information on how the various flowerbeds and planting initiatives have matured in recent years, for a full list of sponsors and a programme of events, visit our website at: www.tetburyinbloom.org.uk.

Cllr Liz Farnham is the Tetbury in Bloom Representative on Tetbury Town Council.