Petersfield in Bloom 2024 #PIB2024

Introducing the 2024 Petersfield in Bloom Competition

Key Dates:

Class 1: Environmental Award

Gold: Petersfield Infant School
Silver: 10 Sussex Gardens
Bronze: Lavant Court

Class 2: Street/Part of Street

Gold: Lavant Court
Silver: 10 Poplar Walk
Bronze: 88 Chestnut Drive

Class 3: Front Garden on Residential Property

Gold: Lavant Court
Silver: 10 Sussex Gardens
Bronze: 88 Chestnut Drive

Class 4: Basket/Container on Residential Property

Gold: Lavant Court
Silver: 6 Rowlands Square

Class 5: Retail Frontage/Basket/Container on Commercial Property

Gold: Time to be Me
Silver: Coates & Grute Optometrist
Bronze: The Good Intent

Class 6: Public House/Restaurant/Cafe/Guest House

Gold: The Good Intent
Silver: Ruby & Montys

Class 7: Unusual Container - Junior up to yr11

Class 8: School/Youth Garden Project

Class 9: Nursing/Care/Sheltered Housing

Gold: Steep House Nursing Home

Class 10: Public Service Building/Area/Place of Worship

Class 11: Unusual Container/Display - Residential or Commercial

Gold: Steep House Nursing Home
Silver: 2 Alpine Court
Bronze: Archway Veterinary Practice

Class 12: Special 2024 Dday80 Theme

Gold: Steep House Nursing Home
Silver: Coates & Grute Optometrist

The Petersfield in Bloom Competition is organised by Petersfield Town Council and is open to all properties within the parish.  Please note that all areas entered must be publicly accessible.

Entry forms can be downloaded (go to bottom of page), picked up from the Town Hall on Heath Road – or completed online below.

The 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

In 2024 the UK will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 with a series of major commemorations and events across the UK and in France.

Also known as D-Day, the historic operation saw the Allied Forces mount a large-scale invasion of Nazi-occupied France that ultimately tipped the course of the Second World War in the Allies’ favour.

2024 Marks 60 Year of Britain in Bloom!

Proving it’s more than just flowers that grow amongst the gardening community – The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are asking people to share their blossoming friendship stories here.

Petersfield in Bloom Patron - Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL

'It's a proven fact that being surrounded by plants and flowers is good for our health. It also improves our outlook no end. Petersfield in Bloom is a brilliant example of just how much our surroundings can be enhanced by growing things and I congratulate the town on its understanding of the value of such a cheerful initiative.'
Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL
English gardener, broadcaster, TV presenter, poet, and novelist

Petersfield in Bloom Vice President - Steve Amos

Having been brought up in North Wales on a small holding where gardening was an essential part of daily life as we were pretty much self sufficient, I took a break by joining the Army and 13 years ago got back into it by getting an allotment on the newly formed Adhurst Estate Allotments near Sheet, 13 years on and I am well and truly hooked, competing in flower and vegetable shows across the local region, writing for the petersfield post and more recently hosting the podcast "Growing Together" for Shine Radio. I am passionate about gardening and getting people involved in growing your own, whether that be veg or flowers it's all great to be involved in. Scientifically proven to be great for your mental health surrounding yourself in green space is something I'd like to help encourage the people of Petersfield to be even more involved in. PIB is a great initiative and I am looking forward to seeing how I can help promote the over the coming years.
Steve Amos
Enthusiastic & Award Winning Gardener and Allotmenteer. Growing Together Podcaster for Shine Community Radio.

Supported by Growing Together – gardening magazine podcast

25 Best UK Gardening Podcasts You Must Follow In 2023 – Feedspot

Growing Together – gardening podcast (@growingtogether_podcast) • Instagram photos and videos

www.growingtogether-pod.com

Now in its second year, the Petersfield Seed Swap has grown into a much-anticipated community event funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.   Whether to grow flowers for a cutting garden, venture into the benefits of home-grown vegetables, enjoy nurturing herbs and sampling salad or a combination of all growing possibilities, the Seed Swap will provide the opportunity to swap a variety of seeds, as well as try something new, for the coming growing year.

Organised by the Growing Together gardening podcast along with Petersfield’s Shine Radio, the event took place on  Sat 9 March at Winton House on the High Street. 

As well as swapping seeds and seedlings, visitors met fellow gardeners, gained advice from local gardening organisations and attend gardening workshops too.

Feeling green?

If you’re feeling more than just green fingered then RHS have some amazing resources for beginners.  From understanding the basics to identifying and choosing the right plants, they also have have informative videos, A-Z growing guides and gardening with wildlife in mind. 

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