The group behind Coggeshall in Bloom is a small team of volunteers formed a few years ago with the objective of  fostering the “Britain in Bloom”* philosophy locally in Coggeshall. The Group is supported financially, by the Parish Council and local businesses and through the generosity of various voluntary groups.

Since its establishment, the Group has worked (and continues to work) on numerous areas and projects, including: the Brian Tebbutt Garden, the Co-op planters, the Millennium Garden, St. Stephen’s Bridge and The Quaker Garden.

The work includes; clearing, planting, watering, dead-heading and general maintenance. The Group works to a schedule, with work parties going out on a weekly basis (usually on Tuesdays) with, typically, each session lasting from 10:00am to 12 noon.

Each year since the Group’s establishment, Coggeshall has won either Silver or Silver-Gilt Awards from Anglia in Bloom. In addition to this recognition, feedback from villagers and visitors has been universally positive.

To maintain the standard achieved, the Group needs more volunteers, so why not join the friendly team! You do not need any gardening experience (luckily there are members of the Group who know what they are doing) and if you are interested in learning more, please get in touch with Brad on 01787 221561.

*Britain in Bloom was established more than half a century ago.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) took over as organiser in 2001.

The Britain in Bloom movement is dedicated to improving UK cities, towns and villages through the planting and cultivation of plants and vegetables.

The work is done by volunteers – estimated at around 300,000 strong – and is Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign.


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