Your Village in Bloom gardening team has great plans for 2016 - and we need your help!
Our award winning gardening project goes from strength to strength (last year we won 'GOLD' in London's Best Village for the 6th time!). This year we have been invited to represent London as a finalist in the prestigious RHS 'Britain in Bloom' national competition. We are very excited about this and hope that you - as well as the local wildlife - will enjoy the fruits of our labour.
This year we are targeting 3 new areas:
THE VILLAGE SQUARE: This space has nearly doubled in size and we now have 2 additional flower beds to look after. We have devised a planting scheme which will make the square a stunning place to hang out, relax and meet your neighbours. Biodiversity is at the top of our agenda and the local honey bee population will love all the pretty flowers. A donation of £10 will buy 2 plants for the square.
ORFORD ROAD TREE PITS: 10 new trees have been planted in Orford Road. The pits around the trees are crying out for a colourful display of flowers. Help us make Orford Road the prettiest high-street in Walthamstow! Sponsor a tree pit with a £25 donation.
CHALMERS HOUSE ORCHARD PROJECT (CHOP): Following 7 months of negotiation with East Thames housing association, we have received approval for an orchard of fruit trees on their land along the Orford Road railings (opposite Orford House). This area is currently laid entirely to lawn. The planting of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees will create a green corridor to the heart of the Village. Residents and wildlife will enjoy the flowering trees in the spring and juicy fruit in the summer. Sponsor a fruit tree with a donation of £39.
All donations - small and large - are welcome. And we hope to see you at our monthly volunteer gardening event. We meet in the Village Square at 10.30 am on the first Saturday of every month. Join us! Support us! Let's make Walthamstow Village even greater!