Lichfield Garden Centre is pleased to be involved with the 'Bloomin' Lichfield' Committee.
Run by people from various parts of the Lichfield Community, including the Chamber of Commerce, Lichfield District Council, Local Businesses and other individuals, the Bloomin' Lichfield group is taking part in this year's Heart of England in Bloom Competition.
Judging for this prestigious event takes place in July with judges from the Royal Horticultural Society visiting Lichfield, so look out for lots of flower colour coming your way in the City Centre this summer.
Lichfield Garden Centre is actively involved in running a Schools Wheelbarrow Competition, where lots of our local schools have the opportunity of planting up Wheelbarrows with a different theme each year. 2015 details will be available shortly.
The Wheelbarrow along with suitable compost is supplied to each school FREE OF CHARGE, and to encourage recycling, the barrows can be kept by each school to use in the future.
Voting for the winner takes place at the Garden Centre at a special Vintage Garden Festival which is held at Curborough Countryside Centre in late June. Schools and their pupils, family and friends are encouraged to vote for the winning barrow. The prizes are vouchers from Local Garden Centres (including us!) which can be used to improve the Schools own Gardens.
In 2013, voting took place on Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th June, during the Curborough Vintage & Gardens Festival. We had over 500 votes from members of the public to decide who had the best barrow. The winners were St.Chads Primary School with a Cathedral themed arrangment complete with the three Spires of the Cathedral picked out using golden conifers, surrounded with a colourful selection of summer patio plants.
St.Peters Primary School form Stonnall came second, with Little Aston and the Croft Primary coming joint third.
The winning schools came back to the Garden Centre to collect their prizes of Gardening Gift Vouchers which will be used to enhance and improve their school gardens. The First place Winners, St Chads - Also got the chance to name a Baby Eagle (which is resident at the Falconry Centre, at the back of the Garden Centre! - The Eagle is now called Chad!
To get your School involved, please contact the Garden Centre for more details.
Pictured below : The winning wheelbarrow planted by Children from St.Chads Primary School.