Amersham in Bloom

Don’t forget to support Amersham in Bloom!!!

Each time you shop in Little Waitrose in Amersham over the next month make sure you pop in a green coin into the Amersham in Bloom Community Matters box… It is certainly a case of the more coins the more improvements we can make throughout Amersham! Thank you!!

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Busy bees at the Depot!

Tom from our depot team has been busy constructing a sleeper planter that we shall be placing in Sycamore Road (corner of Woodside Road) very soon.
A small garden shall be created within the oak planter which as well as adding interest will softening this important gateway to our town.

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Amersham in Bloom Clean Up Day

Come along and take part in our Great British Spring Clean event this Saturday between 11am and 12.30pm. We shall be handing out bags and litter pickers from our stall outside St Michael’s Church.
The national campaign has one simple ambition. To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.
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Thanks to our volunteers at Stony Dean!

Five pupils from Stony Dean School spent the morning sanding and preserving a number of the town’s benches.

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Willow Wood continues to flourish!!…

A wonderful afternoon in the sun planting 500 native trees at Willow Wood (behind Stanley Hill Cemetery). Thank you to the 2nd Amersham on the Hill Wolf Cub Pack for a tremendous effort. Community projects do not get any better!

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A chance to celebrate and thank Stony Dean School for all their efforts for Amersham in Bloom!

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Town Mayor Mark Vivis presented Stony Dean School with their Amersham in Bloom outstanding achievement award at a school assembly this morning.
The award, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Amersham, is in recognition of their contribution to Amersham in Bloom and the community of Amersham over the past year.

 

A new year for all…..but the work doesn’t stop for our fantastic Bloom group..

A great morning in Amersham on the Hill planting the flowerbed outside Tom Yum. We had been waiting for the primrose’s to flower and finally they have so we duly planted them! Really brightens up the verge.

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Community effort to transform Willow Wood!

Amersham Rotarians, Bloom Volunteers and Town Council Staff joined pupils from Stony Dean School to plant 300 trees at Willow Wood, behind Stanley Hill Cemetery. The native trees were donated by the Woodland trust and include blackthorn, oak and beech.
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Amersham wins again as our Amersham in Bloom team is awarded Silver Gilt at the Britain in Bloom National Finals!!14720444_1321583914520489_3059201471443495750_n[1]

It is from a very proud Amersham in Bloom Team we can announce that the Town picked up a Silver Gilt at the Britain in Bloom National Finals Award Ceremony on Friday night in Birmingham…
A wonderful accolade.

 

GOLD again for Amersham at the Thames & Chiltern in Bloom Awards!

Wow…. Amersham wins gold at yesterday’s Thames and Chiltern in Bloom Awards along with being crowned the winners in the Town Category (beating Henley on Thames!).
It doesn’t stop there…. We also scooped the regional award for Community Involvement and Pride of Place. What a fantastic afternoon. We are all very proud and hope you are also!….
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Amersham in Bloom Community Awards Ceremony at this year’s Heritage Day!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of Amersham in Bloom Commonwealth Planter Competition.
Woodside School (Fiji) and Lindfield Nursery (Canada) – Silver
Woodlands Nursery (Bangladesh) – Silver Gilt
St Mary’s C of E School Nursery (India) and Chestnut Lane School (Tanzania) – Gold
Representatives from a number of the winning schools received their certificates from Town Mayor Mr Mark Vivis at yesterday’s Heritage Day (photo above).
As our main school and nursery competition this year we invited schools to create a commonwealth country within a planter.
Since July the entries have been on display in the Memorial Gardens, where they have created a huge amount of interest from visitors to the gardens.
Thank you to all the schools that took part in the competition.

 

Congratulations to EDITH! – Winner of our Tallest Sunflower in Amersham Competition…..

After 10 days of measuring and some massive sunflowers, it gives us great pleasure to announce the Edith of South Road is the winner of the Tallest Sunflower in Amersham Competition. Her sunflower measured a massive 350cm in height which smashed the previous record of 316cm which was set last year.
Austin Baker, who was the winner last year was this year’s runner up with a sunflower that was just 5cm shorter than Edith’s.
Our thanks to the Rotary Club of Amersham for sponsoring the competition which had over 30 sunflower entries which were over 2m in height.
Well done to all the entrants…

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Tallest Sunflower in Amersham Competition…..Closing Date EXTENDED!!

Still time to enter…
We have extended the closing date for the Kid’s Tallest Sunflower in Amersham Competition until 12pm on Sunday… If you think that you have grown the tallest sunflower then please email stevec@amersham-tc.gov.uk
Will we beat the Amersham record which stands at 316cm?
A prize will be presented to the winner by the Mayor of Amersham at Amersham Heritage Day on 11 September…
Thanks once again to the Rotary Club of Amersham for sponsoring this fun and popular competition.

RHS Thames and Chiltern in Bloom Judging

The RHS Thames and Chiltern in Bloom Judges were in town on Thursday to assess Amersham for a Regional Britain in Bloom Award.. Fingers crossed we impressed them.. The big one… The National judging takes place this Tuesday.

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The Queen’s Herb Garden

The volunteers, Town Council Staff and Councillors were out in numbers today as the Memorial Gardens was given the once over… They are looking fabulous so pop along to see them if you haven’t already!
We were also joined by pupils and teachers from Stony Dean School this morning who assisted in planting our final bed- the Queen’s Herb Garden.

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We Need Your Help….

We believe that Amersham is looking more beautiful by the day and as one final push prior to an imminent visit from the RHS Regional and National Judges (28th July and 2nd Aug), we are giving Old Amersham a weed this Sunday (24th). Why not join us between 9am and 12pm where we shall be sprucing up The Broadway and High Street.

Gloves and tools will be available from our stand beside the Market Hall.

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On the hunt for a bird bath

Our search for a bench has been successful, however, we now require the final pieces in the jigsaw to enable us to complete our flowerbed. If you have a bird bath that you no longer require or have a herb in you garden that you wish to donate then please comment below, email stevec@amersham-tc.gov.uk or drop them off at 177 Stanley Hill.
Help us create our herb bed at Sycamore Corner!

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Sycamore Corner

We have one final bed to plant out in Amersham (at Sycamore Corner) which Stony Dean School is helping us create. Within the bed we are looking to add an rustic iron (or wooden) bench or wooden wheelbarrow… If you have either and would be happy to donate the bench or barrow to Amersham in Bloom then please comment below or call Steve Catanach on 01494 434000.
Please share with your friends to help with our search. Thank you.
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Photo of the Day

A great photo of the Memorial Gardens taken this morning by bloom volunteer Carole..

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Amersham in Bloom Horticultural Show

Show us your support by entering our Amersham in Bloom Flower, Fruit and Produce Show which is taking place at the Amersham Carnival this Saturday. It really is a fun competition with classes for everyone…
Click on the following link to upload a show schedule.

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Memorial Gardening

This weekend volunteer bloomers, Town Council Councillors and staff- joined forces to make further improvements to the Memorial Gardens. Thanks to the skills of Carole we have a new topiary garden while the front border was also planted with a mixture of shrubs and perennials. A great effort!

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Amersham Clean Up

In association with the Amersham Society we gave Old Amersham a spruce up this morning with the first of our clean ups in the Old Town. A big thank you to the residents and visitor (yes we had a visitor help out whilst his wife shopped) that joined our litter pick.

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Amersham Strikes Gold at Bloom Awards

The Town Council is delighted to announce that Amersham  has been awarded GOLD at the recent Britain in Bloom Award 2015 presentation ceremony. This is the first time that the town has achieved gold in two consecutive years.

IMG_003816402530_1447995505212662_342577997285193095_o[1]Amersham also won two Thames and Chiltern  in Bloom Regional Awards–  one for conservation and wildlife and the other for the display in the Amersham Memorial Gardens.

It has been a fantastic year and as a group we are so pleased to have continued to add further vibrancy to Amersham with striking  planting, huge hanging baskets and additional colourful displays. This year has also seen the planting of sunflowers around many of our street signs which have received so many favourable comments.

The group are proud to have received the award for the Memorial Gardens, demonstrating how working together as a community can achieve great results. The beds were designed by the Bloom Group, planted by the Town Council Depot, maintained by the WI Amersham Angels, Bloom Group and Town Council Depot staff, sponsored by Van Hage while the wonderful wooden great event models were constructed by the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group Leaders.

Bloom is a year round initiative and you may have spotted volunteers planting the tubs, beds and borders over the past couple of weeks. We are very proud of our volunteers and they do an amazing job in keeping Amersham beautiful.

 

Why not join our team of volunteers

You don’t need green fingers to get involved – but you do need to get your hands dirty! Amersham in Bloom is looking for volunteers to help plant and tend the tubs and planters in Amersham on the Hill and Old Amersham.

Even if you only have the odd half hour, there is lots to do for all ages and abilities. Amersham in Bloom is not all about the plants – it’s about volunteering in the community to bring colour and make our town a better place to live. So get involved – make great new friends – and we might even take you for a drink!

For more information, please call the Town Council or email Steve at stevec@amersham-tc.gov.uk

 

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Amersham in Bloom - Key Dates
DateEvent TypeEvent Type 2VenueTimesWhat's On
Sat May 14 2016Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomSt. Michaels & All Angels Church10am-12.30pmAmersham in Bloom Info Day
Thurs July 28 2016Amersham in BloomAmershamAll DayThames & Chiltern Bloom Judging
Tues Aug 2 2016Amersham in BloomAmershamAll DayBritain in Bloom National Judging
Sat May 20 2017Amersham in BloomSt.Michael's Square12.00pmAmersham in Bloom Info Day
Mon May 22 - Sat June 10 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomAmershamAll DayAmersham Summer Bedding Planting
Thurs May 25 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomMemorial Gardens All DayInstallation of Amersham Memorial Gardens Display
Sat Jun 3 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomAmershamAll DayAmersham In Bloom Plant Sale at St. Michael's Church
Sun Jun 4 2017 - Mon Jun 5 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomAmershamAll Day Amersham in Bloom Revamp of Sycamore Corner
Mon Jun 5 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomAmersham All DayInstallation of Amersham Hanging Baskets
Sun Jul 9 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomMemorial Gardens All DayOfficial Opening of Old Amersham Memorial Gardens 2017
Mon Jul 17 2017Amersham in BloomAmersham in BloomAmershamAll DayThames & Chiltern in Bloom Regional Judging

Amersham in Bloom News

March 6, 2017
Thanks to all our Great British Spring Clean HEROES!! Following an extremely successful weekend cleaning up Amersham, ATC would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who turned out to help! Over 50 big sacks of litter were collected over the three day campaign which included the help of Stony Dean School, St. Mary’s [More...]
March 2, 2017
Keep up to date with our Amersham in Bloom team! The sun is shining & Spring is now officially upon us…..but whatever the season, our wonderful Amersham in Bloom team are out & about throughout the Town, working hard to keep Amersham blooming! We have added some Amersham in Bloom initiatives to our Events Calendar [More...]
September 29, 2016
We are delighted and enormously proud to announce that Amersham has won GOLD in the Thames and Chiltern in Bloom awards for the THIRD year in a row!! A huge amount of work has gone into this year’s Amersham in Bloom entry and we would like to thank our wonderful volunteers (pictured) and Town Council [More...]
July 5, 2016
Amersham in Bloom Horticultural Show Show us your support by entering our Amersham in Bloom Flower, Fruit and Produce Show which is taking place at the Amersham Carnival on Saturday. It really is a fun competition with classes for everyone… Click here to upload a show schedule. [More...]
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    As predicted the Memorial Gardens looked spectacular in the spring sunshine this afternoon.... Elsewhere in Amersham the tulips are beginning to flower which can only mean one thing... that British Summer Time is around the corner...... (or should we say just hours away!) ...

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    Town Mayor Mark Vivis took time out from his busy schedule to present a number of certificates to Chestnut Lane School at their 'well done' assembly this morning.

    He presented the school with their GOLD award certificate and prize as winners of last year's Amersham in Bloom Commonwealth Planter Competition. Mrs Tyler and two pupils received a Highly Commended Regional Bloom award, on behalf of the school, in the Mark Mattock Cup, awarded to them by the Regional RHS Judges - Norman Parker and Anne Kempson - following their visit last summer.

    The final presentation of a certificate and prize was to Amber Bolton as one of the four winners of the Design a Flowerbed Competition that was recently judged.

    Well done to Chestnut Lane School- a great assembly- and thanks once again to Mark Vivis.
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