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

November News

The team continued to hold Sunday morning work sessions, in particular on Fielden Wharf and the Myrtle street site, where overgrown plants were replaced. Work continued at the ‘town gate’ site, including mulching with spent hops donated by the local ‘Eagle Crag’ brewery.

On November 9th members of the team joined the mayor and councillors to welcome Darren Widdop and friends from the British Legion who were placing a commemorative wreath at the railway station to mark the centenary of the end of WW1. We also attended the service in the Memorial Garden at Centre Vale park on the 11th, and laid a wreath on behalf of our team.

Our monthly meeting discussed future projects and possible new sources of funding.

The Castle Hill school garden club met for the last time until the spring, and enjoyed a pumpkin pie made from their own produce.

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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.