Burgess be Blooming with Burgess Hill In Bloom

Spring has sprung and Burgess Hill is blooming, beautiful with colour, vibrancy and hope. The organisation who can take a crumb of credit for the said vibrancy is Burgess Hill In Bloom.


The wonderful group have just held their Spring Judging as Cathy Barnett tells CommunityAd: “Burgess Hill in Bloom is a small community group of volunteers, which has been going in its present form for over 20 years. Our aim is to encourage and bring together Burgess Hill gardeners of any age, to help keep the town an attractive place to live in and work.

“Our small group of volunteers has been out and about recently judging Spring Gardens. It was open to any resident who had worked hard on their gardens, containers and pots to beautify Burgess Hill.

“The winning garden belonged to Jenny Harris of Tanglewood Lane, off Royal George Road. She had been very imaginative in planting out giant tyres and wheelbarrows plus displaying designs of artistically painted stones. She also has a spectacular Magnolia tree with very pretty under planting. Jenny says she did this for the many children and families who frequent the lane.”


If you fancy your green fingered skills and want the fame associated with being named in the Burgess Hill CommunityAd magazine then you might want to get involved with Burgess in Bloom. If so, there’s plenty of fun ways to do so in coming weeks and months.


For example, on 23rd April* Burgess in Bloom will be based in the market giving away free Sunflower seeds. The completion is open to all children in Burgess Hill with judging taking place in August, an absolutely must for any young garden enthusiasts.


Just a week later on 30th April the bloomers will be at the Con Club, Cyprus Road for the Party and presentation evening. Book your tickets, £12.00 each for Jupp’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper and entertainment. ALL Burgess Hill residents welcome. Contact the lovely Cathy – [email protected].


By 11th July we’ll be donned in sunshine and warmer weather and the gardens of this pleasant parish will be looking prim and proper as it’s the annual summer garden judging day. To enter head Facebook or the website which can be found at the foot of this article.


A week after we’ll all be going on a safari, a Burgess Hill Garden Safari that is! Yes, on Sunday, July 17th 2022 from 1:00pm-5:30pm. Lots of Burgess Hill gardens to visit. £5.00 per Ticket/Map (Accompanied Children Free). All proceeds will be going to a fine local cause, St. Peter’s and St. James Hospice.


Find more about the above events by visiting the Burgess Hill in Bloom website or Facebook @BurgessHillInBloom.


*Article originally printed 25th March.

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