In the last few years Sudbury in Bloom has taken over responsibility for two of the flower beds on the Northern Road/Waldingfield Road roundabout ("the McDonalds roundabout"), starting with the one facing Springlands in which we partnered up with Bridge Farm Plants in Monks Eleigh, followed by the one facing Gallows Hill.
We have now agreed to care for the other two flower beds on the roundabout. A team of volunteers enjoyed a working party in the winter sunshine, clearing the weeds, cutting back and generally tidying up. There is already a reasonable amount of planting in the beds but we are sure we will get more flowers added in the future!
Our next working party is 10am Tuesday 5th December at Sudbury Resource Centre on Northern Road.
*To help care for Sudbury railway station and other projects around town contact Sudbury in Bloom on 07957 817165 or email email@example.com.
Sudbury in Bloom have a number of projects underway this year and one of the most prominent is the planting at the Sudbury Railway Station.
The borders and planting have had a large number of plants added and vegetation cut back to give a better display. Now, as Chris Storey our chair says: “We have really got on the fence”.
The old woodwork was looking tired and grey and a fresh coat of stain is being added to give a more attractive backdrop and to enhance the planting and approach to the station.
There have been several work parties and the latest has started to bring colour to the station cheeks! Well the side fencing at least! We are hoping to get further work carried out to the front fencing shortly and to make Sudbury an even more cheerful place to visit as you come off the train.
Volunteer support of an hour or two or more at times to suit are always welcome. Or there is a great group that meets in Belle Vue Park that can always find work for volunteers.
If you think that Sudbury deserves a bit of your time and you are curious as to how you might contribute it then you are welcome to ring for a chat or to come along to one of our meetings and find out more.
Call us on 07957 817165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us to make Sudbury Blooming Great!
Our working parties work on a rota around different sites in town, which can mean we don't get to some flower beds for weeks or even months.
We are now looking for people willing to 'adopt' different flower beds and planters, to keep a regular eye on them, keep them as tidy as possible, and to let us know when extra help is needed.
We would also love to hear from people who could help 'behind the scenes' with administration, publicity, organising our competitions and more.
Give us a call on 07957 817165 or fill in the form at the bottom of the page.
Although most of the town's beds and borders are being turned over to permanant planting, planters will still revel in the glories of colourful seasonal bedding.
The Garden Nursery have done a terrific job with co-ordinated Petunias all around Sudbury's town centre.
Sudbury has been gradually moving away from traditional seasonal bedding displays to more sustainable long-lasting displays of perennials - plants that come back year after year.
One of the newest flower beds to get converted is this beauty on Gregory Street - a wonderful job by contractors The Garden Nursery.
Sudbury in Bloom has been teaming up with other parties, including Sudbury Town Council, the town wardens, and current contractors The Garden Nursery, to improve first impressions of the town for those arriving by train.
The new flower towers on the junction of Great Eastern Road are full of spring colour, as are the former social distancing planters from Market Hill, doing a grand job in their new location.
Sudbury in Bloom is now looking to 'adopt' the railway platform, to take responsibility for the planting along it.
Bringing a touch of nature to Sudbury town centre!
Last year we took on reponsibility for the large raised beds on Great Eastern Road (back of Borehamgate Precinct). The plan is for a succession of colour throughout the year, starting with Crocus and Iris reticulata in February (below left) followed by Tulips for spring (below right).
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