Our vision is to create an explosion of colour and living beauty, making our lovely town even more attractive for residents and visitors alike. This 3-year project should be a source of pride for the whole community and see us taking part in Britain in Bloom in 2020.
Our mission is to spark an explosion of living colour. It will peak each Summer but be in evidence throughout the seasons.
How will we achieve it? In two main ways: partly by creating imaginative floral displays in public areas and partly by encouraging residents and business owners to deck their own properties with flowers. Special discounts are available from our partner, Archers Low Nursery.
Our project will benefit the town by:
We hope to inspire townsfolk, sponsors and supporters to new heights in 2019, enthused by what they saw in year 1. It will be a year of consolidation and expansion.
The acid test comes in 2020, when our project will be judged externally against entries from all over the South and South East of England. We shall be competing not just for fun but with the aim of winning a coveted award.
So how did our early months go?
Sandwich in Bloom launched in Spring, when initial energies were channelled into planning, spreading the word, fund raising, liaising with local authorities and recruiting volunteers.
Thanks to the generosity of financial supporters, we were able to:
Please take a look at our pictures on the following pages to see what we achieved in Year 1.
Sandwich in Bloom has been made possible by the generosity of sponsors, partners and volunteers.
Chief among our financial backers are Sandwich Town Council, the Discovery Park and Royal St George's Golf Club. The full roll call is shown below.
Continued support from both present and new benefactors will enable the project to flourish and grow. We need to raise the baseline each year if we are to wow the judges in 2020.
Sandwich in Bloom is directed and managed by a small team of enthusiasts.
Horticultural creativity and expertise are provided by Archers Low Nursery, who design all our public area displays. They supply us at advantageous rates as well as incentivising residents and businesses through special discounts.
Last, but by no mean least, we have a small but dedicated band of volunteers. Can you imagine how much watering has been needed during this exceptional summer? On top of that, we’ve had people making stuff, fitting and fixing, clearing and planting.
We owe all these people our heartfelt thanks!