Amersham in Bloom
Amersham in Bloom – Working with the Community!
Our sponsor of the day is Fremantle Media UK ….
The group, who have recently moved from Amersham to High Wycombe, have once again sponsored the School’s Design a Flowerbed Competition.
This wonderful competition proved as popular as ever with over 350 children entering a design. Shame there can only be four winners..
Amersham in Bloom – Working with the Community!
Amersham in Bloom is a Town Council lead initiative that is funded and coordinated in conjunction with the wonderful Bloom Volunteers, who as we know are worth their weight in GOLD!
However, it must be noted that our local businesses play a very important role with our Bloom efforts through sponsorship… Over the next week we shall be thanking each business by highlighting what bed, border or project they have helped fund…..
First up is the Amersham Angels WI. Their kind donation has enabled us to buy plants for the new wooden planter which is located on the corner of Sycamore Road (outside Wentworth Kitchens). Thanks Ladies!
T&C in Bloom Judges visit Amersham!
It was pleasure to welcome RHS Thames and Chilterns in Bloom judges Julie Graham and Peter Goff to Amersham on Thursday. Their two hour tour of Amersham included a trip to Chestnut Lane School, Willow Wood, the Amersham Museum Garden, Pondwicks and of course the Memorial Gardens.
Let’s hope the judges were impressed…. The regional awards ceremony takes place in late September.
Another big thank you to all involved…
Heritage in Bloom – Fantastic Community Effort!
It is with great pleasure to announce that the ‘Heritage in Bloom Display’ in the Memorial Gardens is now complete and is all set for its official opening during the band concert this Sunday.
The display is a wonderful demonstration of our community working in together to create something which we can all enjoy.
A huge thank you to all involved including our sponsors The Entertainer, Kings Chapel and the Children’s Funfair.
What an amazing effort!
Schools Planter Competition!
Our School’s planter competition was such a success in 2016 that we just had bring it back for another year… ..
Following the Heritage in Bloom theme of the Memorial Gardens all primary and middle schools in Amersham we invited to create a display (within a planter) to represent a period in the history of Amersham..
The entries, now on display in the Memorial Gardens, are truly amazing with such attention to detail and imagination…
Michelle Robertson, from the competition sponsors Barnett Waddingham kindly joined Town Mayor Clive Morgan this morning for the impossible task of judging entries….
….. The winners will be announced at the Band Concert which is taking place from 2.30pm this Sunday in the Memorial Gardens (prize giving at 3.15pm).
Blooming Butterfly display by Barnett Waddingham!
Michelle Robertson, Regional Office Manager at Barnett Waddingham took time out this afternoon to meet and thank the Town Council and a couple of volunteers for their handy work creating the butterfly flower display in Chiltern Ave.
Barnett Waddingham kindly sponsored the border which adds a ‘huge’ splash of colour to the verge… Thanks Michelle and Barnett Waddingham
New residents at Sycamore Corner!!
Our latest addition to Sycamore Corner offers surprising comfort and some tempting early bird rates…. Thank you Doug and Colin for your masterpiece…..
Thanks to Stony Dean School…..
This morning pupils and teachers of Stony Dean School joined forces with Bloom Volunteers and the Town Council to plant the road name signs around Sycamore Corner. We have earmarked 40 roads to plant…. will one of them be your road?
The initiative which wouldn’t be possible without the support of the three groups is a wonderful community project.
We are in desperate need of dwarf sunflowers so please feel free to donate any spares that you may have.
Teamwork – For the benefit of the Community!
Another great couple of days of planting within Amersham- Lots of colour throughout.. A great effort by the volunteers, Councillors and Town Council staff..
Beautiful Wildflower Meadows at Stanley Hill Cemetery…
The large wildflower meadow at the back of Stanley Hill Cemetery, off Stanley Hill looks amazing at the moment (The meadow can be accessed via the footpath beside the cemetery or by driving to the back of the cemetery).
Be sure to pop along whilst it is awash with colour-
It really is a fantastic sight.
Horticultural Heatherton House School! – Flowerbed Competition!
The last of our signature flowerbeds was planted this morning. A big thank you to the girls at Heatherton House School and of course our flowerbed designer Hannah Ashby.
A great design which already looks brilliant.
Superb St. Mary’s C of E Primary School! – Flowerbed Competition!
Holly McCullough of St Mary’s CofE Primary School joined a couple of her class mates to plant the flowerbed that she designed at the bottom of Station Road this morning. A wonderful design- well done Holly.
Excellent Elangeni!! – Design a Flowerbed Competition
Despite the rain ‘School’s design a flowerbed’ winner Amaya Narda joined classmates from Elangeni School to plant one of the signature flowerbed at the Boot & Slipper Roundabout this afternoon.
Great design and great effort- well done…
Heritage in Bloom
The first phase of the 2017 Memorial Gardens display is complete..
The theme this year is Heritage in Bloom with the ‘Amersham Fair’ taking centre stage in the central bed.
A carousel will soon be joining the Market Hall, ferris wheel and helter skelter, which will all be planted this week…
We hope that the new display will prove as popular as the Queen’s 90th Birthday models..
With a little help from our friends……
What a couple of brilliant days it has been….
First up the flowerbed outside Tom Yum was planted with a mixture of non stop begonias (pink, scarlet, orange, yellow and apricot) …… This morning the planters in Sycamore Road were planted, then this evening, with the help of the 2nd Amersham Common Beavers we planted a couple of beds in Woodside Road….
…..Amersham is going to look better than ever this summer…
Amber’s Signature Flowerbed is blooming!
The first of our signature flowerbeds was planted earlier this week with the help of designer Amber Bolton of Chestnut Lane School. She was joined by other members of the school’s gardening club, teachers, volunteers and Cllr Clive Morgan, the Mayor of Amersham.
Pondwicks Community Orchard…
Tom and Scott from the Town Council depot team were in Pondwicks Meadow this afternoon mowing grass paths and preparing the patches of ground for native wildflower seed sowing.
Spring Bulb Photograph Competition – Winners Announced…
It is with great pleasure to announce the winning entries in our ‘photograph of a spring bulb(s)’ competition. Carole Taylor’s wonderful capture of bluebells has been chosen as the winner while her photograph of a single red tulip wins second prize. In third place is Paul Sapstead with his colourful mix of tulips.
Thank you to all of our entrants and to Chalmers Cursley for judging the entries.
Stunning Street Signs…..
We hope that you are enjoying the tulips that have added colour to many of the street signs around Amersham…
Thank you so much to the residents that sponsored bulbs for their road…
Amersham In Bloom – Working in partnership with the Community!
In partnership with the Amersham Society are trialling a campaign to keep Old Amersham Conservation Area (which includes the High Street, Broadway, Whielden Street, Church Street and Market Square) pesticide free. This means asking the shop keepers and residents to weed the cobbles and pavement outside their property. We are also supporting the residents with three clean ups at the end of April, May and June.
A great environmentally friendly initiative that would reap so many benefits if it succeeds.
A special thank you to Chef Patron Laurie Gear (pictured) of the Artichoke Restaurant (Market Square) who was the first to give his patch a spruce up.
GOLD for Chestnut Lane School…..
Town Mayor, Cllr.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 Cllr. Mark Vivis.
Working as a team in the afternoon sunshine…..
Bloom volunteers joined Town Council staff to give the Memorial Gardens a mow and a spruce up..
Design a Flowerbed Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!
With over 350 entries into the schools design a flowerbed competition judging the winners was no easy feat!
We are delighted to announce the following winners:
Amaya Narda (Elangeni School), Hannah Ashby (Heatherton House), Holly McCullough (St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School) and Amber Bolton (Chestnut Lane School).
Each of the winning designs will be planted out in one of the flowerbeds within Amersham this Spring.
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!!
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.
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.
Join our community event and help improve the environment of our wonderful town!
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.
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!
A chance to celebrate and thank Stony Dean School for all their efforts for Amersham in Bloom!
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.
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.
Over 2400 trees have been planted at Willow Wood over the past five years…
Amersham wins again as our Amersham in Bloom team is awarded Silver Gilt at the Britain in Bloom National Finals!!
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!….
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or drop them off at 177 Stanley Hill.
Help us create our herb bed at Sycamore Corner!
Please share with your friends to help with our search. Thank you.
Photo of the Day
A great photo of the Memorial Gardens taken this morning by bloom volunteer Carole..
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
|Date||Event Type||Event Type 2||Venue||Times||What's On|
|Sat May 14 2016||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||St. Michaels & All Angels Church||10am-12.30pm||Amersham in Bloom Info Day|
|Thurs July 28 2016||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Thames & Chiltern Bloom Judging|
|Tues Aug 2 2016||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Britain in Bloom National Judging|
|Sat May 20 2017||Amersham in Bloom||St.Michael's Square||12.00pm||Amersham in Bloom Info Day|
|Mon May 22 - Sat June 10 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Amersham Summer Bedding Planting|
|Thurs May 25 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Memorial Gardens||All Day||Installation of Amersham Memorial Gardens Display|
|Sat Jun 3 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Amersham In Bloom Plant Sale at St. Michael's Church|
|Sun Jun 4 2017 - Mon Jun 5 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Amersham in Bloom Revamp of Sycamore Corner|
|Mon Jun 5 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Installation of Amersham Hanging Baskets|
|Sun Jul 9 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Memorial Gardens||All Day||Official Opening of Old Amersham Memorial Gardens 2017|
|Mon Jul 17 2017||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham in Bloom||Amersham||All Day||Thames & Chiltern in Bloom Regional Judging|