Following the hugely successful community bulb planting in 2018 and the planting of the rose beds in Victoria Park earlier that year, the Newbury in Bloom team together with Newbury Town Council are further enhancing Newbury’s open spaces by planting spring bulbs at the Wash Common and Blossom’s Field Recreation Grounds on Saturday 26 October from 11am – 2pm.
Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Mayor of Newbury, will lead the efforts to plant around 800 spring bulbs including tulips, crocuses, bluebells, snowdrops and daffodils.
The Mayor will plant the first bulb at 11am at the Recreation Ground and members of the public are encouraged to come along and help.
Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council said, “We are inviting everyone to take part and help plant the bulbs at Wash Common and Blossom’s Field recreation grounds from 11am. The areas will be identified, ready for the bulbs to be planted so we are encouraging you to please bring a spade and come and take part in this community event”.
Cllr. Colston continued, “We are so proud to have been awarded a Silver Gilt award in our entry to this year’s Britain in Bloom competition and the Town Council’s floral displays are always of a very high standard. Bulb planting in these areas will further enhance the area for everyone making a beautiful show in the Spring. Newbury Town Council are sponsoring this event for the whole Community to enjoy.”