Burton In Bloom

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 2018 Burton in Bloom committee members are:-

Wendy Mitchell (Chairman),
Ann Hobson (Treasurer),
Julie Balderson,
Lindsay Brydges,
Wendy Faulks,
Dorothy Foreman,
Barbara Hope,
Pat Hornsby,
Hannah Houldsworth,
Nic Moore,
Ann Morris,
Anna Straw,
Mick Ward,
Pat Webster .

Burton In Bloom 2019.
Burton in Bloom weekend 2019 has been arranged provisionally for June 28/29 with a Wine tasting evening on the Friday followed by the Féte on the Paddock on Saturday.