Welcome To Todmorden In Bloom

Todmorden in Bloom is a voluntary group dedicated to supporting our town by helping to provide a bright, attractive clean environment. We work with local organisations, businesses, the council and charity groups, to create bloom filled public spaces, promote interest in gardening, and support local events.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 6.30 in the UCCA meeting room (located in the corner of Lever street car park); everyone is welcome. Why not come and join us, have fun and help us to keep our town blooming.

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Horticulture

Throughout the year we plant and maintain numerous containers and large planters around the town centre to create attractive floral displays. Also we help to maintain many public garden spaces such as the ‘Peace Garden’ (located behind the Town Hall), the ‘Butterfly Garden’ (part of Todmorden’s ‘Green Route’, situated by the railway station), and the ‘Community Herb Garden (opposite the Cricket Club).

Community

Our group is regularly involved with many community events and local organisations. For example each year we organise a garden competition for local residents, we support a local primary school garden club, and we participate in major events such as the ‘Kidsfest’ in November, and IET’s harvest festival in September. We aim to support local business by making our town look more attractive, and in the summer months organise provision of hanging baskets for town centre business premises.

Environment

We are very aware of the need for a cleaner and greener environment; we were instrumental in the creation of the ‘Green Route’ and help to maintain one of its sites. When choosing plants we take into consideration the issue of pollination, so for example the Rotary Rose Garden also has ‘bee friendly’ nepeta and crocus. We use peat free compost in our containers and compost all waste.

Award Winners

Award winners since 2000. Each year we participate in the national ‘in Bloom’ competition; in 2013 we were awarded gold medal status, (for the second time), and achieved best small town in Yorkshire. Join us, and become a gold award winner too!

Our Latest News

October News

Summer days are long gone but gardening continues! Our team were out every Sunday morning this month, ensuring town displays look their best. Members have been working on the ‘town gate’ garden, removing weeds clearing overgrown shrubs and planting wallflowers. We were pleased to have the help of our newest volunteers Sue Clarke and Geoff Woodward to help with the removal of summer bedding and its replacement with bulbs and winter bedding violas. Geoff has been particularly active in supporting gardening at the ‘triangle’ in Walsden near the post office, and we hope to support him in this.

Winter planting was carried out this year at Patmos garden, which enabled the team to tidy the site in readiness for the ‘Great British High Street’ judges who were focusing on Burnley road. This is a new competition for our town, fingers crossed that we do well.

Our annual ‘Presentation Evening’ which was held in Central Methodist Chapel, was well attended, and as usual proved to be a lovely sociable occasion, where the talents of our local gardeners can be celebrated. This was attended by the mayor Andy Hollis; and the TIB team provided a tasty buffet.

Our monthly planning meetings at Todmorden Community Resource Centre continue, and it was agreed that our AGM will take place on Sunday December 2nd at 10.30; this meeting is open to the public.

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

July/August

Annual Garden Competition - To enter please contact us via this website or our facebook page..
www.facebook.com/Todmordenbloomers
Entry forms can also be colleced from the Tourist Information shop.