Yeovil in Bloom bulb giveaway is back

The annual bulb giveaway from Yeovil’s award-winning floral display is upon us again, giving residents of south Somerset the opportunity to claim a free bag of bulbs that were used during this year’s spring bedding displays.

Some of the spring flowers which will be available at the bulb giveaway

South Somerset District Council, who creates and maintains the floral displays on behalf of Yeovil Town Council, is inviting people to the bulb giveaway at St Johns Churchyard in Yeovil on Monday 5 June from 10:00am.

Lesley Jelleyman, Yeovil in Bloom Promotions & Marketing Officer at South Somerset District Council said, “Recycling old bulbs forms a key part of the Yeovil in Bloom strategy and 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 this event will take place on Tuesday 12 July 2017.

Some of the spring flowers which will be available at the bulb giveaway

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

For more information about the bulb giveaway, please call Lesley Jelleyman on 01935 462837.