Chesham in Bloom for 2017

Wright's Meadow Working Party

Above: Chesham in Bloom volunteers clearing back brambles in Wright's Meadow

In 2016, Chesham in Bloom once again won a Gold Award in the RHS Thames and Chilterns regional competition. This followed a year of hard work by their core committee and our supporters. They have created new flower beds, planted bulbs, re-vamped old flower beds, weeded the streets and much more. 

Of course, they are planning to win Gold again in 2017. They have lots of projects planned for the year and it's all hands to the pump (or should that be spade!). They hope the town will look better than ever by judging day in the summer; valuable points will be lost for any litter or weeds, so as always they will need all the help they can get. They have support from the town, district and county councils and a fabulous group of volunteer helpers, but many hands make light work so they always welcome more helpers; it's a great way to keep fit and meet new people. 

One of their more recent projects is to enhance Wright's Meadow. This is the large, green space by Water Meadow Car Park. They have tidied up some of the trees there and planted crocus and daffodil bulbs. In December, they raked up many years' worth of fallen leaves in order to allow the grass to grow and to show off the bulbs to their best advantage when they come through in the Spring. 

Chesham in Bloom is also looking for sponsors. If you are a local business and would like to support them, they would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Colette who is the Correspondence and Fundraising Secretary on


Published: 31 January 2017