9.30am: Thornbury in Bloom Annual Bring and Buy Plant Sale
Thornbury Town Hall
9.30am - 12.30pm outside the Town Hall in the High Street.
A chance to snap up some bargain plants and also to find some unusual delights.
We need donations of plants from as many people as we can - so start sowing and taking cuttings for us now! Plants can be brought along on the morning of the sale or left at Thornbury Garden Shop the week before.
Please ensure donations are labelled so we know what they are!
There will be lots of plant bargains so it's a must for anyone interested in gardening!
To enter your home/shop in the Thornbury in Bloom competition, please collect an entry form from Thornbury Garden Shop or T & J Owen's Florist during the Spring.
If you'd like to receive the Thornbury In Bloom newsletter by email, or to join the committee, send your email address to:
Thornbury in Bloom have been awarded a GOLD medal in the Champion of Champions class in the South West and then we were awarded the overall trophy for being the best Gold making us the official 2019 Champion of Champions in the South West!
This result reflects the enormous contribution made by so many different people and groups over the year. Thank-you to you all and the result, which is for the whole town, represents an acknowledgement of how our community is really outstanding.
Looking forward we all need to consider the future of In Bloom in Thornbury as many of our members are growing older. We really need more volunteers to ensure this great heritage of success can continue. Please get in touch if you think you can help!
With thanks again to all,
The Thornbury In Bloom Team
We all enjoy the floral displays that brighten up Thornbury each Summer. Imaginative floral creations welcome us as we enter the town, and hanging baskets and tubs create colourful splashes throughout the town centre.
For this we have to thank the Thornbury in Bloom Committee - a group of volunteers who raise money each year to fund the displays, and work hard to plant up the various containers.
Their efforts make Thornbury an attractive place for locals and visitors.
Thornbury's green-fingered experts are closely involved; Jean Owen from J&T Owen florists decorates the Parish Pump as well as other containers throughout Thornbury, and Sue Aitken from Thornbury Garden Shop fills upturned putchers - these used to be used for catching fish on the River Severn and provide a visual link with Thornbury's heritage.
You'll find the putchers around Rock Street, the allotments and at Thornbury Garden Shop.
It's not just those of us who live locally who appreciate the effort and skill that goes into creating the floral displays. The Thornbury in Bloom committee enters the Britain in Bloom competition, and regularly wins awards.
Prizes are awarded locally to businesses: pubs, shops and even industrial units take part.
There are also local prizes for private gardens, and everyone is encouraged to take part. There are certificates and garden vouchers to be won!
Each Spring the Thornbury in Bloom committee holds a Thornbury in Bloom Day, with plant stalls and collections, culminating with an evening event, which in the past has involved presentations by Chelsea Gold Medal winners such as Jekka McVicar and Leyhill Prison.