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Hunstanton In Bloom 2020

Hunstanton In Bloom 2020

Hunstanton in Bloom 2020

With both Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions having to be cancelled this year new ways of sharing ideas and expertise had to be found.

Anglia in Bloom decided to hold a Virtual Campaign. Communities throughout the Anglia region were asked to submit photographs and descriptions of entries in a number of different categories. Hunstanton entered a number of these: The Esplanade Gardens (Local Authority Planting), Native Fruiting Hedge in Henry Le Strange Community Orchard (Conservation Project), Cliff Top Grassland (Conservation Project), Resident's Garden (Sustainable Planting), North Promenade Ceramic Tile Wall (Public Art), Rainbow Rock Bed (Public Art), Oasis Way Verge (Wildflower Display). We will receive a certificate for all these entries but for the last category, Wildflower Display, we were voted winners and will receive a trophy. No new wildflower seed was sown this year and so the display was a result of seed set from previous years. Corn Chamomile, Corn Marigold, Common Poppy, Cornflower and numerous other species flowered. They attracted many insects including Common Blue, Small White, Small Skipper, Wall Brown and Meadow Brown butterflies.

Oasis Way Wild Flowers

Hunstanton in Bloom decided to hold its own Virtual Competition and invited people to send in photos of their creations in three categories: Tallest Sunflower, Miniature Container Garden and Fun with Flowerpots. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winners in each category were: Tallest Sunflower – Toby and Chloe Johnson; Miniature Container Garden – Mercedes Ottoway; Fun With Flowerpots – Patrick and Lesley Richardson. Winners and all entrants received a certificate and garden vouchers, sponsored by Hunstanton Town Council. Judging took place at the end of July but several of the sunflowers went on to even greater heights!

The Coronavirus pandemic created problems for the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Parks Department. Members of staff were deployed to other emergency duties and so time available to spend on the gardens was limited. However, they should be thanked for providing a great display of formal planting in the Esplanade Gardens and planters around the town. Thank you also to those adopt-a-bedders who were able to tend their flower beds during this time.

We now look forward to 2021 and will start making tentative plans for what we hope will be exciting Anglia and Britain in Bloom campaigns. . If you would like to be involved or maybe join our Hunstanton in Bloom committee please contact one of these:

Christine Earnshaw (Secretary) 2chrisearnshaw@gmail.com

Carol Bower (Chairman) cllr.carol.bower@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Adrian Winnington (Vice Chairman) cllr.winnington@hunstantontowncouncil.gov.uk

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 20:02 by Amanda Knight

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