Bloom is back!

As the spring weather is well and truly upon us this weekend, it seems a fitting time to update you on what our volunteers have been up to since last year, when Loughborough once again clinched a Gold award at East Midlands in Bloom. We’ll be sharing a series of posts to show you the … More Bloom is back!

Blooming lovely day for the International judges

LOUGHBOROUGH was bathed in sunshine as judges for a worldwide horticultural competition visited the town on July 5. It is the first time that Loughborough took part in Communities in Bloom after much success at both East Midlands and Britain in Bloom level over the past few years. Judges Bob Ivison and Ed Hooker III … More Blooming lovely day for the International judges

Glebe House Project helps groups to grow

The Glebe House Project has recently constructed , delivered and helped to install 9 large planters for 3 Close Tenants Association. They will be used to encourage residents to get involved in growing vegetables. They’ve also recently finished making and delivered a beehive insect house from reclaimed pallets for the ‘Green Belt’ area on Forest Road. … More Glebe House Project helps groups to grow

Open Gardens & Secret Craft Fair this Weekend

Come along to a weekend of gardens growing, wellbeing and creativity in Loughborough. The NGS Open Gardens and Secret Craft Fair is this weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. You can visit three open gardens, allotments and have a wander along the University’s fruit route. Take part in arts and crafts, visit the beehives and some … More Open Gardens & Secret Craft Fair this Weekend

Loughborough in Bloom takes on the world!

Loughborough in Bloom is celebrating after being invited to join a worldwide horticultural competition for the first time! The international challenge gives communities the chance to demonstrate their pride and environmental responsibility for their local area. Andy Rush, chairman of Loughborough in Bloom said: “Who would have thought when Loughborough in Bloom was launched just eight … More Loughborough in Bloom takes on the world!

The 2015 Children’s Tallest Sunflower Awards

This year’s Children’s Tallest Sunflower Awards have been presented by, the Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor John Capleton, at a ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour. Overall winner, with a towering height of 10′-7″ was the Sunflower Grown by Tilly-Mae Hastings. In second place, was Alfie Turgoose, whose sunflower reached an impressive 9′-10½” and closely behind in … More The 2015 Children’s Tallest Sunflower Awards