One of our projects for this year is to increase the number of mulberry trees in town. We are on the lookout for suitable public locations, with a view to planting in the autumn.
We can highly recommend a trip to see the dozens of trees packed into St Gregory's Church from today until Wednesday - it's a truly magical sight, and a real showcase for the creativity of so many groups, clubs, businesses and individuals in the town.
The festival is organised by Sudbury Rotary Club to raise funds for good causes. Entry is just £1 and the church is open 10am-4pm every day, finishing at 3pm on Wednesday 7th December.
If you would like to come and help us at one of our Tuesday working parties - or any other time - please give us a call on 07957 817165!
We finally got some decent rain (hurrah) and boy did the weeds in Siam Gardens enjoy it! They had sprouted up in every possible gap in the beds, which kept our volunteers very busy for this week's working party.
Luckily the rain had also perked up the Cosmos and many Salvias in the garden. And excitingly, the myrtle bushes were full of berries! Some areas of garden had really struggled in this summer's hot, dry weather and we are hoping to get new planting in this autumn to give it time to develop good root systems able to seek out what water there is in the ground!
Thank you to sponsors Bridge Farm Plants of Monks Eleigh for donating several dozen winter-flowering pansies and violas for filling some of the gaps we created.
Volunteers busied themselves on various projects on the grounds of Sudbury Resource Centre for this Tuesday morning's working party.
We think the plants were looking rather lovely in the autumn sunshine!
Just a few of the fabulous entries we received this year, and a few of the winners who attended our awards ceremony at Sudbury Town Hall. Well done to all - we looked forward to seeing your gardens next year!
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Look out for more photos coming soon!
Mayor Ellen Murphy with just some of the people who made possible Sudbury's Silver Gilt award in this year's Anglia in Bloom competition.
Look out for fresh celebrations as Sudbury in Bloom hosts our own awards ceremony in the town hall next Wednesday for our Pride of Sudbury competition!
It was a Silver Gilt for Sudbury in the 2022 Anglia in Bloom competition.
Sudbury in Bloom volunteers were joined by mayor Ellen Murphy and community warden Ben at the awards ceremony at Orsett Hall in Essex.
It wasn't the gold we were hoping for but we still think our volunteers and all the groups, organisations and charities who we work with and who help keep the town looking good have much to be proud of.
Well done to all the towns and villages who were commended at the ceremony! Here's to next year!
It was an absolute delight to be able to show Anglia in Bloom judges the wonderful work done by so many wonderful people and groups in Sudbury, as our volunteers toured the town with them on Friday.
Anglia in Bloom judging is based on Horticulture, Community and Environment, so as well as showing them some of the many floral displays and flower beds around the town, we had the privilege of introducing them to some of the fantastic projects we work with. Big thanks go to:
*Chris Boatright and all at the Kernos Centre, a charity in Friars Street providing counselling and support for people with emotional and psychological difficulties, and whose garden we help look after
*Rob Brooks and all at the Eden Rose Coppice, a charity running a woodland sanctuary near Quay Lane for people living with cancer or terminal illness
*Haidee Stephens and all at ActivLives who look after the planting in Belle Vue Park through their weekly Grow Your Community sessions
*June Povey of the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership which helps look after Sudbury Railway Station
for giving up their time to talk to the judges.
Also thanks to Sudbury mayor Ellen Murphy and all at the town hall for their hospitality on the day, and to town manager Rachel Price, the community wardens, the town council, Babergh district council and Flowers Groundcare for all their work year-round to improve the appearance of the town for the benefit of all, to all the local businesses who sponsor our work, and to all the residents and businesses who do their bit to brighten up the local environment. We will also give ourselves a pat on the back for all the hard work our volunteers put in throughout the year!
Awards day is 7th September, and whatever the result we think Sudbury has much to be proud of!
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