New community garden and orchard

Some really positive news.  Linda and Alan Newport who run a garden share scheme in the Norreys area and Mary Paul from Transition Wokingham are working with Wokingham in Bloom to plan and create a community garden and orchard on unused land opposite the top of Howard Road and the entrance to Sale Garden Cottages.

We are actively seeking sponsorship to help pay for the clearance of the site and some or all of the plants.
Linda, Alan and Mary have produced a leaflet which will shortly be dropped in letter boxes in the nearby area encouraging residents to join the volunteers who will transform this unloved space into one we can all be proud of.
Much more information will follow as the project gathers pace.

Crocuses to burst into Bloom


Just before Christmas thousands of mixed-coloured crocus bulbs were planted on the five main banks below The Terrace at Shute End.  When they bloom in early spring they will provide a lovely entrance into the town from Reading Road.
This planting wouldn’t have happened but for the generous support of The Wokingham Society and Wokingham Borough Council.
WBC’s contractor Quadron is preparing a small commemorative sign at it’s own expense for the planted area.
The town’s 2014 Bloom campaign is up and running!
Photographs of the crocuses in all their glory will be taken and shown to the Bloom judges in July.