Spring is evident with snowdrops and daffodils bringing promise of milder temperatures in these chilly, grey days. The volunteers of Brighter Boroughbridge are also wakening from their Winter hibernation and have been building a rockery at the front of Chatsworth Grove. It is not planted yet but when it is a little warmer there will be an array of alpines and trailing plants, so keep an eye out for that.
This year the group have entered Yorkshire in Bloom, Large Village category. This is much bigger than It’s Your Neighbourhood category that we have entered for the last three years but we think the town is ready! Our first step towards this has been to ask traders and others to buy hanging baskets or troughs. We are delighted to say the following have agreed, Hair on the Square, Hethertons, Brighter Boroughbridge, The Crown Hotel, Vale Opticians, Lister Haigh, The Post Office, The WI, and the Town Council making a total of 25. Harrogate Parks department provide the rest and water all of them. Nigel at the Post Office said he thought they were excellent value for money!
Brighter Boroughbridge is also planning, in conjunction with Boroughbridge Live, an open garden event on Sunday the 14th August. It will be called The Secret gardens of Boroughbridge and will feature small but exquisite gardens never viewed by the public before. It promises to be an excellent event. If you have a garden that you would like to show on that day or would like to be involved in the selling of refreshments please contact John or Hazel on the address below.
Finally we are begging once more for people to give a little of their time to help us garden, litter pick and generally prepare Boroughbridge for their first judging in April.
If you are interested in helping in any way please contact John or Hazel Goss at
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01423 323123