Sandwich In Bloom

By the time you read this article I am sure that you will have already seen Sandwich In Bloom’s beautiful summer flower display on the Quay.


Our thanks once again to Sarah Doyle and her fantastic team at Archers Low, this year helped along by the newest member, baby Florence. The colour theme this year is red, white and blue, a royal nod to the King’s Coronation. The summer planters always look magnificent but this year Archer Low has surpassed themselves. They were slightly delayed going out as we were concerned that the young and tender plants might get burnt by the cold winds that continued to blow along our coastline for a couple of weeks but fingers crossed all will be well. Now with the help of our wonderful volunteers we will keep them watered until the end of September for all to enjoy.


Hanging baskets will soon adorn the Guildhall Square as the kind gentlemen working on there have kindly volunteered to pop them up onto their hangers. Along with the trees that are to be installed and hopefully a couple of new planters we are really looking forward to the Guildhall Forecourt being finished.


We have been busy this year planting a small garden around the bus shelter on the Quay and thanks to help from Bob at the Medieval Boat Yard we have been able to keep these watered. You might also have noticed the circle pansies at the base of the Beacon planted by Chris Day and that the old bicycle has had a new lease of life thanks to colourful summer flowers planted and cared for by Helen Smith. We think this adds some interest to the entrance to the park area. Watering is always a problem in the Town and Sandwich in Bloom would love to be more expansive but always have to think about where the water will come from and who will help to water. There is more to do at the bus shelter garden but this will have to wait until later in the year.


Following the success of the incredible display of tulips at St Marys Church grounds, thanks to David and Christine Silk, Sandwich In Bloom are supporting a plan to have some hanging planters on the railings. Chris Day created raised tiered beds, full of flowers, that sit either side of the church doors and along with the flower filled planters we believe this will add colour and interest to this area of Sandwich.


The Post Office plants have really developed this year and with grateful thanks to DDC we are going to be able to replace our old apple crates with brand new planters.


Hopefully, you will see that we are slowly bringing the Town alive with colour and flowers and we would encourage you all to join us with your own displays and help to make Sandwich Bloom throughout the Summer months.


by Carole George, Chair Sandwich In Bloom

Everyone is welcome to join our volunteer group just send me an email [email protected].

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