Redbourne has won the second place in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition Spring 2016. The Huntercombe Centre Redbourne residents have joined forces with locals at the Redbourne Gardening Club, and residents were allocated community flower beds to maintain. Getting fully stuck in, they weeded and watered every night. Residents used their knowledge from growing their own vegetables in the centre’s many vegetable patches and polytunnel.
The gardening group designed the flowerbeds around the village, with beds around the pub, from one end of the village to the other along the main road. Huntercombe Centre residents grew flowers for the village display in the polytunnel alongside growing their own vegetables.
The large beds in front of the centre were full of weeds and overgrown and residents worked hard to transform them into a prize-winning display.
Sue Ellis, Administrator and Communication Champion, described how Redbourne was transformed by the gardeners. She said: “when you drove through Redbourne all you could see were flowers and plants everywhere you looked”.
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