Yeovil in Bloom bulb giveaway returns

The annual bulb giveaway from Yeovil’s award-winning floral display is back.

The event gives residents of south Somerset the opportunity to claim a free bag of bulbs that were used during this year’s spring bedding displays.

South Somerset District Council creates and maintains the floral displays on behalf of Yeovil Town Council.

The bulb giveaway takes place at St Johns Churchyard in Yeovil on 5 June from 10:00am.

Lesley Jelleyman, Yeovil in Bloom promotions and marketing officer at South Somerset District Council said that recycling old bulbs formed a “key part” of the Yeovil in Bloom strategy.

She added: “[It] helps ensure that more and more floral displays are planted throughout the town making Yeovil an even more beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.

“Yeovil in Bloom is about communities coming together to create, clean, tidy and inspirational spaces, containing art and wildlife areas as well as formal planting.”

The bulb giveaway helps towards Yeovil’s entry into the Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom competition. Judging for the event will take place on 12 July 2017.

Yeovil won Gold in last year’s South West in Bloom competition for the eighth time.

Yeovil in Bloom also received ‘outstanding’ It’s Your Neighbourhood awards for Kenmore Drive Residents Association, The Hub and Preston School. ‘Thriving’ It’s Your Neighbourhood awards were also received for the Vanessa Project, West Abbey Care Home and Wyndham Park.

The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved.

The Yeovil in Bloom initiative has been funded by Yeovil Town Council since 1996, and delivered with the support of South Somerset District Council.