Great Barford in Bloom

November 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

On Sunday morning 26th November 2017, volunteers and our local Borough Councillors Stephen Moon and Sheryl Corp, gathered at the Village Hall to start the process to create ‘Great Barford in Bloom’! The project was instigated by the Parish Council with a plan to plant 1,600 King Alfred Daffodil bulbs throughout the main access points to the village in year one and a further 1,000 bulbs each year over the next 5-10 years.

The project was sponsored by Bedford Borough Council and Roxton Garden Centre. Funding was sourced through the Borough Council Ward Fund to purchase bulbs and trowels.

On arrival the volunteers were issued with hi-vis jackets, spades, trowels and a bag of bulbs, directing them to planting areas. The sun shone making it a fun morning for the families who got involved. Squeals of laughter from the children made it all worthwhile. Bulbs planted, the volunteers were invited back to the Village Hall for a ‘thankyou’ coffee/hot chocolate with marshmallows and cakes, which went down extremely well.

A big THANKYOU from the Parish Council to all who volunteered, now we wait patiently until Spring when our village should have a wonderful show of daffodils and the volunteers can say with pride ‘we planted those bulbs’!

Not forgetting a big THANKYOU to the group who planted many young trees (whips) around the Jubilee Play area.

We look forward to seeing you again next year for phase two! Bring your friends, it’s fun!