Diane and the Drop In's spread floral cheer

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Generous business owner Diane Davies of Avonside Taxis has sponsored one of Tewkesbury in Bloom's community projects which it is hoped will spread some floral cheer in the town during the summer months. 


Regulars at  Tewkesbury's 'Drop in' centre Joy, Nick and Richard were invited to plant troughs of brightly coloured dahlia flowers for the high street for Britain In Bloom judges to inspect during their visit to the town.   The trio spent the morning at Cornerways nursery in Twyning with Brian Williams learning how to plant annual bedding plants into containers aided by Tewkesbury in Bloom volunteer Alan Mitton.   As a special thank you for their hard work, Brian gave each volunteer plants of their choice to care for at home.

The floral displays were used to brighten up key areas of the High Street such as empty shops and in front of the Town Hall. Now that judging has been completed, the displays have been donated to Tewkesbury Hospital for the community to enjoy during the remainder of the summer months. Some of the displays will also be heading to Tewkesbury Day Care Centre. 

Tewkesbury in Bloom volunteer Shelby Powell comments "Projects such as these are only possible with the help of generous support from businesses like Avonside and Cornerways for which we are indebted.   The work our volunteers have done in the community as part of the In Bloom project has been exceptional this year,  and it has been a real privilege to work with our more socially isolated community members. We have worked hard to make the project inclusive to bring the whole community together".