Town Council’s gardening campaigns

A significant part of the town’s entry into Thames and Chilterns in Bloom 2015 is the gardening campaigns sponsored by the Town Council.  There are four strands: schools, town centre businesses, allotment tenants and residents.

The schools campaign is divided into nurseries and infants; junior; and secondary.  Some 30 nurseries and schools have been invited to take part.  The Town Mayor visits all entrants in early July.

Gardeners from Hawthorns providing tips for the Mayoress

Gardeners from Hawthorns providing tips for the Mayoress

The campaign for townsfolk and their gardens is called ‘Green Fingers’.  This is divided into front gardens; back gardens; hanging baskets and containers; hanging baskets and containers for residents with physical or sensory disabilities; and care homes.  We hope that many people take part and choose to support the Bloom theme of ‘Greener Streets: Better Lives’.  Our chosen colours are purple, pink and orange.  Members of Wokingham Horticultural Association kindly undertake visiting each entrant in early July.  Prizes for 2015 start at £75.  However, it is the taking part which matters!  Please remember that the campaign is for residents who live within the Wokingham town boundary.  Full details can be found on the Town Council’s website.

Pretty flowers to brighten our day!

Pretty flowers to brighten our day!

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