In Autumn 2007 and 2008 with the money raised from the sale of our summer baskets to the shops and businesses, we purchased and planted over 12,500 spring bulbs in beds and areas around the town. We now replant about a third of that number every year to maintain and improve the Spring displays.
In autumn 2012 we planted in excess of 2000 crocus bulbs in the beds throughout the town so the Spring bulb display now starts in February and continues all the way through to mid May. Daffodils and tulips are specially chosen for their height, colour and flowering times to give maximum impact and longest duration.
Tulips and alliums in the Princess Diana Memorial Bed
Colour coordinated tulips at the Fire Station and St Marys’ churchyard
Spring daffodils on Chipping Green
Spring daffodils followed by tulips in the London Road beds
Tulips on the London Road roundabout
The Priory Industrial Estate Bed and daffodils in the bank in West Street Car Park
Display of daffodils and Tete a Tete in Anniversary Gardens with a later display of tulips