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In bloom with the Town Team!

“Our public gardens have been the source of civic pride in Broadstairs since Victorian times. In the 1990s, the town won the South East in Bloom competition three times with a wonderful range of entries, including commercial buildings and private homes. Since then, the town had not been able to submit an entry. The Broadstairs Town Team’s Garden Group wanted to re-visit entering competitions, as the volunteers had made such progress with assorted sites in and around the town.
In 2021, the Broadstairs Town Team identified a potential new site to restore in the Louisa Bay area and then launched a crowdfunding campaign which resulted in local businesses and individuals pledging their support for the project. The Town Council also demonstrated its support by awarding the Garden Group a Community Gardening Project Grant.

The Garden Group decided to enter four of the eight sites they maintain into the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme. This participation is raising the profile of Broadstairs in horticultural circles as two articles have been published in the South & South East & London in Bloom Green Lines Newsletter. In the March 2021 edition, there was an article about the Ramsgate Road site and in July 2021 the article was about the Louisa Bay Access Road project. There are links to both newsletters for you to read.”

– Sue Wall
5th August 2021 

5 August 2021
Last Updated
19 March 2024
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