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North Berwick in Bloom

North Berwick in Bloom
Entrant Category: Coastal Town
Category: Judged
Medal

Gold

Gold
Awards The Rosebowl
Coastal Town Trophy (The David Kerr Coastal Resort Trophy)
Community Horticultural Award

North Berwick in Bloom (NBiB)works all year round to improve the local environment and works with other local groups to raise awareness of issues such as recycling, litter, sustainability and biodiversity. Te group has a great working relationship with East Lothian Council. NBiB maintains over 100 seasonal planters, a tulip festival with 40 varieties in spring, 100 hanging baskets in summer and 30 permanently planted beds. It looks after a historic rock garden, fernery, stumpery, daffodil display, a shade bed, a subtropical bed and a semi desert bed, uses annual mixes for insect friendly displays around town, and maintains beds of biblical plants at a church. The group assists the local gardening club, the day centre for elderly people, and local schools.

In 2019, as well as winning the Premier 'Rosebowl' Award, the group pciked up the Community Horticulture Discretionary Award: NBiB maintains over one hundred planters with seasonal bedding throughout the year, along with ninety hanging baskets in summer in the town centre. Thirty permanent beds have been created which are all maintained by volunteers. NBiB also has responsibility for several distinct areas within the town park: an historic rock garden, fernery, stumpery, daffodil display with 33 varieties, a shade bed, a subtropical bed and a dry semi desert bed. NBiB organises a tuple festival, uses annual mixes for low cost, insect friendly displays in spaces around town, maintains a bed of biblical plants at a church and provides floral displays for the golf club.  With council colleagues, NBiB designs a carpet bed each year, 2019’s is based on the Solheim Cup as the European team captain lives in the town. NBiB works very closely with East Lothian Council gardeners to mitigate the effect of financial cutbacks and helps the local gardening club, the day centre for elderly people, and local schools with their gardening activities.

Contact Details
Libby Morris
libbymorris99@hotmail.com
07494461212

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