The great plant bulb giveaway is coming – this year with yarn bombing event too!

2Thousands of bulbs from Yeovil’s award-winning floral display will be given away for free on Tuesday 2 June.

South Somerset District Council, which creates and maintains the displays on behalf of Yeovil Town Council, is inviting people to the giveaway at St John’s Churchyard at 10am. Tulips will be packed up in bags ready for residents to take away.

This year, as part of the 2015 Yeovil in Bloom initiative, St John’s Churchyard will also be the venue for a form of street art called yarn bombing.

Yarn bombing employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk, which can be easily removed at the end of the display with no damage.

Visitors are invited to take part in the yarn bombing event and help decorate the trees and street furniture around the churchyard. Get involved by joining in on the day or by knitting large squares in advance.

Lesley Jelleyman, Yeovil in Bloom Officer at South Somerset District Council added, “This is a great way for residents to recycle our old bedding bulbs and help to make their gardens look beautiful. In previous years the bulbs have gone very quickly and we are expecting the same again this year, so if you want to recycle our old bedding bulbs, make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

“Last year we held a yarn bombing event at Sidney Gardens but this year we really want to get people involved at St John’s Churchyard. Being such a focal point in the centre of Yeovil, this is a great area to show people how colourful an area can be made.”

Yeovil won Gold in last year’s South West in Bloom competition for the sixth time and eleven neighbourhood awards in the Britain in Bloom contest.

The Yeovil in Bloom initiative is managed and funded by Yeovil Town Council, and delivered with the support of South Somerset District Council.

For more information about the bulb giveaway or yarn bombing event call Lesley Jelleyman on 01935 462837.