Burton In Bloom 2017

How it all began

In 1995 a meeting was called to ask if anyone in the village would like to be involved in organising open gardens.  In June 1996 gardens were opened, teas were sold and exhibitions held in the Church.  The day finished with an open air songs of praise.  This was the beginning of Burton in Bloom.  By 1998/9 a constitution had been written and the events were lasting for the full weekend.


The Aims and Objectives of Burton in Bloom

    • The involvement of Burton upon Stather village groups and individuals in activities to develop a sense of community
    • The choice of a village organisation(s) to annually receive the results of fund raising events
    • The use of funds to improve the appearance of the village
    • To encourage as many village groups and individuals as possible to work together
    • To provide an open village day/weekend to enable village organisations to raise money – this will be organised by Burton in Bloom, who will fund all the necessary expenses associated with such an event
    • To undertake fund raising events on behalf of Burton in Bloom to achieve the aims of the organisation
    • To plant hanging baskets annually for the conservation area of the village
    • To look after and replant the stone planters and herb planter provided by Burton in Bloom
    • To plant trees, bulbs and plants to improve the appearance of the village

The 2017 Burton in Bloom committee members are:-

Anne Stubley Black
Elizabeth Brown
Lyndsay Brydges
Wendy Faulks
Dorothy Foreman
Ann Hobson (Treasurer)
Pat Hornsby
Barbara Hope
Wendy Mitchell (Chairman)
Ann Morris
Debbie Patchett
Mick Ward
Pat Webster


Can you help?

We desperately need some volunteers to help with the heavy work, putting up small marquees, bunting, moving chairs etc during our annual events.  It is not a great time commitment but is vitally important if we are to carry on.  If you are able to lend a hand, please email us at burtoninbloom.opengardens@gmail.com or telephone on 07503 575452.


Latest Events:

Successful Evening With BBC2’s Big Allotment Challenge Finalist – Sandra Bright

Our Autumn lecture was given by Sandra Bright, a finalist in the 2015 BBC Big Allotment Challenge.  Sandra has a cutting garden on her four acres of land at Wootton, and gave a lively account of her experiences in applying for and competing in the Big Allotment Challenge.  Sandra also brought some of her lovely flowers which she made into a bouquet for one of our raffle prizes.

Approximately 75 people came to the Chapel and after the talk everyone enjoyed delicious home made cakes, tea and coffee in the schoolroom!

Sandra Bright (centre) sharing a moment with members of the Burton in Bloom Committee:-

Sandra Bright with members of the Burton in Bloom Committee