Greening Grey Castleton

‘Greening Grey Britain’ is one of the themes of Britain in Bloom this year.

We’ve been doing just that with the Castleton Wildflower Garden. This was once a derelict plot of land surrounding an electricity sub-station which we have been converting into a bee and butterfly garden.

Neighbours William and Richard were hard at work today clearing up the overgrowth and weeds left over from last year:

Watch this space you insects!

Castleton Blooms Again

Our adopt-a-plotters at the Castleton Sub-station garden have surpassed themselves again this year. The seeds that they planted in May are blooming profusely and the colours and variety are a welcome improvement on last year.

Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden

The variety and colours are stunning and they give every sign of growing on through the season:

Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden


Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden

The flowers in the garden are chosen to be attractive to butterflies and bees and the insects have been buzzing and fluttering as never before:




Well done to this hard-working group of neighbours who have transformed this corner of our town!

Click on a pic!
The images featured in this website are designed to be viewed full-sized. To see all the detail in a picture on this page, just click on it. After the image has been displayed full sized, click 'back' to return to the original page.
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.

Champions 2016!

Sherborne in Bloom was awarded joint Champion of Champions at the South West in Bloom awards 2016. We were joint winners with St Just in Cornwall, scoring exactly the same marks.
Click here to read all about it!

Tweet, tweet…

Follow us on Twitter:

Wanna Muck In?

Want to know how to help Sherborne in Bloom?

Become one of our friends! Find out more here:

How To Become a Friend of Sherborne in Bloom