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Anglia in Bloom

 

Charity Registered No. 1134478

THE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN

FOR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, ORGANISATIONS and BUSINESS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND

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Anglia in Bloom - Spring Launch April 12th 2016 Bressingham Gardens, Diss, Norfolk

Map of Location

Adrian Bloom and his family at Bressingham Gardens, near Diss, kindly hosted and supported the Anglia in Bloom spring campaign launch by planting a tree in their grounds.

 

Adrian Bloom said "We will be delighted to welcome the Anglia in Bloom team and visitors to Bressingham Gardens for the 2016 launch of this now prestigious annual event. It will also be the first time any event has been held at our new events and wedding venue at Bressingham Hall and High Barn. At the start of the main 2016 open season at Bressingham we hope the inspirational event at the 17 acre gardens will encourage all to spread the word on the benefits of gardening “

 

ADRIAN BLOOM     BRESSINGHAM HALL     THE WINTER GARDEN BRESSINGHAM     BRESSINGHAM GARDENS PLAN

Above - Adrian Bloom, Bressingham Hall, The Winter Garden Bressingham and Plan of Gardens                                         Pictures by kind permission of Richard Bloom

 

SIGNED COPIES OF BOOKS BY ADRIAN BLOOM

 Please order and pay for in advance through sue_hacon@hotmail.co.uk to be sure of getting a copy;

Adrian’s latest —— Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses  £20.00

Plus Gardening with Conifers —— still the best book on the subject. £ 25.00

Summer Garden Glory —— a few only left of this earlier but still relevant book.  £ 10.00

Books may also be purchased from the Steam Museum shop on the day of the event.

 

OPPORTUNITY TO BUY PLANTS FROM THE BRESSINGHAM GARDENS NURSERY

Many of the plants in the gardens are available from the nearby nursery run by Jason Bloom. This is mostly wholesale supplying the RHS and other plant orientated garden centres, and not open to the public except for collection. However Bressingham Gardens has a little known online mail order, or collection service which offers a good range of perennials and grasses grown in 2litre pots. Ordering ahead it would be possible by prior arrangement to opt to collect your order either before or after the event.

The full spring 2016 list should be on the website by March 1st 2016, and around that time a mail order catalogue will be published.

Please look online at www.bressinghamgardens.com , email info@bressinghamgardens.com  Phone 01379 688 282

 

Launch,  Master Class and Tour Programme - 10.00am to 3.30pm

 

10.00am – 10.30am Registration - Issue of Lunch Vouchers and Sittings,

Refreshments Tea, Filter Coffee, Sparkling Elderflower, Local Apple Juice and Lemonade.

Homemade Biscuits Chocolate Chip Oat Crunchie's and Shortbread

Small Cheese and Fruit Scones with Butter.

YOUR 4 MASTER CLASSES, LUNCH VOUCHERS AND TOUR OF GARDENS WILL BE ALLOCATED AT REGISTRATION

Please ensure you collect your vouchers, ride tickets, visitors badges and Master class times when you arrive.

 

10.30am Welcome - Bob Ollier Chair of Anglia in Bloom.

Adrian Bloom Bressingham Gardens - Overview Of The Day.

 

10.45am Commemorative Tree Planting

 

There are Four Master Classes Repeating at 11.00am, 11.30am, 14.00pm and 14.30pm

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTEND YOUR ALLOCATED MASTER CLASS AT THE CORRECT TIME

 

Master class A - Adrian Bloom "In The Winter Garden"

Why everyone should have plants for winter interest in their garden !  

What plants to use , even in the smaller garden , plus what and when to prune for best effect

NOTEBOOKS ESSENTIAL

3 Anglia in Bloom Group Assistants

 

Master class B - Jaime Blake "Spring Into Summer"

Spring into summer. A look at some early spring flowering perennials.

Some ways to ensure your perennials give a maximum display in late summer and autumn this year and beyond

3 Anglia in Bloom Group Assistants

 

Master class C - Chris Boden and David White "Amberol Containers, What Plants to Choose and How to Create"

2 Anglia in Bloom Group Assistants

 

Master class D - Melanie Lesser "The Tollgate River of Rozanne - Bury St. Edmunds"

2 Anglia in Bloom Group Assistants

 

12.00am First Lunch Sitting 75 People

13.00pm Second Lunch Sitting 75 People

FULL MENU BELOW

 

15.00pm "Garden Visit To Foggy Bottom"

A tour of  Adrian's own renowned garden Foggy Bottom where planting began nearly 50 years ago. Open for the first time to the public this year will be a new woodland area ‘ Rosemary’s Wood ‘, named after Adrian's late wife who loved and helped in the creation of Foggy Bottom.

All classes weather permitting , but please bring waterproofs ( then it is certain not to rain ) and footwear.

 

15.25pm Thank You  - Brian Thornton President of Anglia in Bloom

 

15.00pm - 16.30pm The Bressingham Steam Museum has kindly offered a free ride on the Gallopers

 

Delegates are free to walk the gardens during the lunch break, after the Masterclass and after the event.

 

 

Cost £25 per Delegate

 

Please contact sue_hacon@hotmail.co.uk to make your bookings

Please send cheques made payable to "Anglia in Bloom" to:

 

Sue Hacon,

Anglia in Bloom Secretary,

Wycke Farm,

Bradwell,

Norfolk NR31 9DY

Please Note this event is limited to a maximum of 130 persons

 

PLEASE BOOK BEFORE WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH 2016

EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT TIME OF BOOKING

 

 

Brian Thornton President of Anglia in Bloom, said:

 

"To launch this year’s Anglia in Bloom 2016 campaign we are inviting all Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood participants to take part in our year of celebration with a tree planting in Bressingham Gardens to mark the special occasion".

 

Because 2016 is our 20th anniversary of Anglia in Bloom we will be marking the special occasion with the planting of a tree in the grounds of Bressingham Gardens. The tree is sponsored by Barcham Trees and the planting will take place on 12th April at 10.45am.

 

Anglia in Bloom Trustee Officers and judges, In Bloom delegates and VIP's will be in attendance for the launch.

 

During the Summer Anglia in Bloom judges will be out and about visiting villages, towns and cities in the region assessing their entry in the 2016 campaign. Entrants will be judged on their efforts to promote sustainability, their involvement with the community, care for the environment and horticultural excellence. The winners in the various categories will be announced at the grand awards ceremony to be held in September this year in Gorleston.

 

“Anglia in Bloom is the Eastern region's unique environmental community initiative and is an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved. Taking part builds community relationships and makes a significant difference to the local environment. With the tree we are planting today we look forward to sustaining our growing and continued community initiative”

 

Brian added '' Over the years we have seen many changes. in the main, Villages, Towns and Cities have been improved to a large extent and this is due to the entrants taking note of the judges comments. Our aim is to help each and everyone to improve the quality of the surrounding area within their Village, Town, City and community. As the judges are transported around the route they compile a list of suggestions that will make more improvements and encourage each community to take these on board. We are confident that all of our campaign entrants will maintain the high standards that they demonstrated last year.

 

We are very proud to announce the following nominations for the National RHS Britain in Bloom entrants 2016 they are;

 

Colchester, Fordham, Great Yarmouth, Mancroft Ward (Norwich) and  Wisbech

 

These five entries are very experienced community groups that have shown excellent dedication and have grown over the years and made a tremendous difference to their respective areas. We wish them good luck in the RHS Britain in Bloom Finals 2016." Brian added "We thank Adrian Bloom and Bressingham Gardens for kindly hosting our special 20th annual launch, we and our entrants particularly like launching our campaigns from a horticultural garden centre/gardens where we have the opportunity to show ideas and enthusiasm our participants, if you know of a suitable garden centre/gardens which would host our 2017 and 2018 launch please do let us know"

 

We are always pleased to have new business support us through category sponsorship,

if your business would like to sponsor a category please contact: Terry Bane at terry@banedell.orangehome.co.uk Tel. 07768 287081.

 

Bob Ollier Chairman of Anglia in Bloom, said:

 

“Anglia in Bloom is the Eastern region's largest environmental community campaign and is an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved and by taking part, it builds community relationships and makes a significant difference to the local environment"

"With this tree planting, we look forward to sustaining our growing and environmental community campaign and we invite all our entrants to mark this 20th special year of Anglia In Bloom, by planting a tree in your community”

 

Bob added “So join in and celebrate spring with us by planting a tree in your community; I strongly believe we should plant more trees within our communities and our neighbourhoods, they help make better places to live and work"

 

"Trees play a valuable part by supporting wildlife and enhancing our environment, in simple terms their leaves improve the air we breathe by trapping particles and releasing oxygen, their roots help water travel deeper into the soil, capturing pollutants and reducing flooding. By planting more trees we can capture more carbon and help support climate change".

"Trees are important in all our communities, our streets, parks, green spaces and our gardens to create a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environment, so go on join in this Spring and celebrate 20 years of Anglia In Bloom and Plant a tree”

 

George Dawson Chair of The Anglia in Bloom Judges, said:

“What a wonderful place Bressingham Gardens is, we at Anglia in Bloom are delighted to be able to launch our 2016 campaign here by planting a tree and show horticultural ideas through the Master classes by Adrian Bloom, Jaime Blake, Chris Boden, David White and Melanie Lesser who have prepared interesting and informative presentations for our delegates to note, take away and use in their community".  

 

George added "Anglia in Bloom is particularly committed to encouraging communities to develop more sustainable and drought gardens and displays, we even have a special award for The Best Drought/Sustainable Garden in the Anglia region generously sponsored by The Beth Chatto Gardens each year, we hope to see many more sustainable and drought gardens developing and maturing across the region when we visit each community during July."

 

George said "Don't forget to get your CAMPAIGN ENTRY FORM to me by TUESDAY 12th APRIL"

 

Finger Buffet Lunch

Sandwiches (white, wholemeal or granary) with the following fillings:

Roast beef, Rocket and Horseradish, Ham and Mustard, Egg and Cress, Mature Cheddar and pickle, prawn cocktail.

Homemade Sausage Rolls.

Homemade cheese and onion rolls.

Quiche Selection: Suffolk Chorizo, Pepper and Red Onion/Extra Mature Cheddar, Sour Cream and Spinach, Quiche Lorraine.

Cocktail Sausages (honey and mustard glaze optional).

Homemade pizza-various toppings.

Chicken Caesar Wraps.

Roast Veg and Salsa Wraps.

Cheese Straws.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Squares.

Selection of homemade cakes e.g. Victoria Sandwich, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Lemon Drizzle, Fruit Cake , Ginger cake.        

Tea and Coffee and Soft drinks.

 

 

 

 

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