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

December News

A busy enjoyable time for our team, including Sunday morning work sessions, first with Kidsfest, where families had fun making and decorating Christmas wreaths at our Kidsfest stall.

Our AGM was well attended, and reports by our chairwoman Jean Butterworth and treasurer Geoff Greenwood were very positive. We thank all those who have supported and made donations this year; they are much appreciated.

To round off the year we enjoyed a lovely festive meal at the Hare and Hounds. We would like to wish all supporters and local gardeners a very happy Christmas.

January News

A quieter gardening month, but there has been lots of work ‘behind the scenes’ planning for the year ahead and searching for sources of funding.

The famous ‘Betty’s’ tea room’s ‘Trees for Life’ fund is something we intend to bid for. We shall also consider the ‘Postcode Lottery’.

As usual we will be entering the Yorkshire in Bloom annual competition.

February News

Sunday morning gardening sessions continued through the month, dead heading and tidying the planters, also removing debris and leaves.

Funding efforts continue, with applications to ‘Betty’s’ Trees for Life fund, the Postcode Lottery, Todmorden Town Council and requests for support from local businesses all submitted. As usual, we shall also be selling summer hanging baskets to local businesses, for which watering is provided.

We plan to extend our Friends of Todmorden Station commitment to include support for planting at Walsden station; new planters will be located and planted up by our team on the station platform.

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

2019

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