South and SouthEast in Bloom
Fareham go Golden again
At the South and South East in Bloom presentation in Brighton on Friday 11 Sept 2015 Fareham in Bloom once again received a Gold Award for every category they entered - a remarkable achievement.
In the Small Park category Fareham achieved Gold for
The Civic Gardens
The Sensory Garden of Reflection
Westbury Manor Garden
In the Country Park Category Holly Hill Woodland Park gained a Gold Award
In the Conservation Area a Gold was awarded to
For the Small City category Fareham in Bloom was given the Gold Award and was the category winner
Fareham was also declared the winner of the County Award for Hampshire for the highest points scored in the county
In addition to all this the Fareham Conservation Volunteers were given the RHS National Certificate of Distinction, one of only two that can be awarded by the region each year.
Finally a private entry by Portchester Memorial Gardens won the category for Business Landscape with again a Gold award
Bringing People and Parks Together is our Fareham in Bloom community environmental campaign. Established in1996 it aims to improve and sustain the local environment whilst encouraging active participation in parks and horticultural activities for the long term benefit of the residents and visitors to the Borough.
The campaign is run as a partnership between the Council and a dedicated group of Coordinators who work tirelessly throughout the year to deliver a programme of activities which seek to involve the community. Attendance numbers over the last year have been in excess of 14000 with a staggering 9000 volunteer hours given in support of the Borough’s parks and green spaces, which is a real testimony to the reputation and support that we have.
We feel we have established something quite special, in fact it could be said to be quite unique. Eighteen years on and involving literally thousands of people who participate and give willingly to support what has become a very well respected community engaging campaign; Fareham in Bloom continues to excel with new and innovative ideas.
Bringing People and Parks Together is what we do and do well.
The Fareham in Bloom Team