Hanging Baskets Project

Sherborne in Bloom is constantly striving to make our town look attractive but one of the problems we have faced in recent years is that it has often been difficult to persuade businesses to fund hanging baskets outside their shops.

The display of baskets in Cheap Street and the surrounding shopping areas has therefore been patchy and we have worked on different ideas to fill the gaps. This year we decided to take matters into our own hands and we have raised the money to fund enough baskets to hang on all the empty brackets above the shops.

We have done this with the help of our sponsors, including Sherborne Town Council who will water the baskets.

Today the workmen mounted the baskets and the streets have come alive.

The colourful baskets make our shopping areas look summery and welcoming and everyone can benefit: the businesses, the residents and all the welcome guests.

Hidden Gardens Revealed

This weekend (4-5 June) Sherborne’s Hidden Gardens were once again open to the public.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, 19 gardens were opened to visitors.

Most of these gardens are completely hidden from view: from the street you would never know that a glorious garden was just beyond the wall. These super blooming spaces are a credit to Sherborne’s gardeners and we thank them for letting us get a glimpse of what they’ve been up to.

Here’s some examples:

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Best Website

This website is honoured to have twice won the coveted Barry Cruse Trophy for 'Best Website' in the South West in Bloom regional competition.

We were awarded the trophy in 2010 and 2013.

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