The ten plant containers outside the Civic Centre had looked very neglected over recent times and Enfield in Bloom decided that some immediate action was needed.
On Friday 2nd November, eleven Committee Members formed a working party to re-plant the containers. They put on their gardening gloves and armed with their trowels got to work in the sunshine.
Clockhouse Nursery very generously donated all the plants and replacement compost.
Residents and visitors to the Civic Centre commented on the hard work going on and the beautiful result of the finished planting.
To help “Friends of Parks” and Community Projects September 2018
On a beautiful sunny day in Enfield:
Enfield in Bloom volunteers plant the new Swale area at the Prince of Wales Wetlands.
Pupils from Prince of Wales Primary School, Enfield in Bloom Competition Gold Award winners, also helped by planting lots of Daffodil and Snowdrop bulbs that will come to life in the early Spring.
Enfield in Bloom also visited the Walled Garden at Forty Hall, Competition Gold Award Winners, to see the work going on in maintaining this exceptional space to it’s very high standard. They gave some of their Marigold thinnings to Enfield in Bloom to plant at the Prince of Wales Wetlands
We were very pleased to exhibit for the first time at the recent Palmers Green Festival held in Broomfield Park.
A lot of interest was shown and it enabled us to display the photos from this years EIB Competition Winners.
After a successful first time for our stand at Palace Gardens, Enfield on 5th May, Enfield in Bloom were at Myddleton Gardens on Sunday 13th May, for their Tulip Tea. We wish to thank all those who have previously entered our Annual Competition for coming up to see us. Photos of last years award winners were enjoyed by all and we have some new entries for this year’s Competition. You can go into the Competition Entry Form now on the web site, showing all categories, to get your entry in. Judging is end of June beginning July so plenty of time to get your gardens looking beautiful.
Hello all Enfield’s gardeners,
Now the better weather is here, it is time to get your gardens ready for Enfield in Bloom’s Annual Competition. The entry form for this year’s competition is now available and you can enter on line.
There are lots of categories and hopefully, one of them is suitable for your garden.
No garden is too small and what we are looking for is visual impact, difficulty of cultivation and maintenance, all year round interest, planting suitable to location and environmentally friendliness. Design and layout and difficulty will also be taken into consideration as well as cleanliness and quality and quantity of plants. Not all of these will apply to all gardens but are a guidance.
Environmentally friendly gardens where possible, will include water butts, bird feeders etc.
The highest standard will be awarded with a “Gold” and there are also Silver and Bronze standards. There can be more than one winner at each of these levels. Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners are invited to receive these at an Awards Ceremony at the Royal Chace Hotel in November.
It’s free to enter, so give it a go!
This year you can come and see our Enfield in Bloom stall with photos of last year’s winners, at:
5th May, Palace Gardens Shopping Precinct, all day
13th May, Tulip Tea at Myddleton Gardens from 11 – 4 o’clock
1st July, Music on the Lawn at Forty Hall, 11 – 6 o’clock
2nd September, Palmers Green Festival, from mid-day until 7 o’clock
22/23rd September, Enfield Show, Town Park
The results are:
Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground – Gold – for Sports Ground
Alison Green – Gold – for back garden with professional help
Derek Fletcher – Gold – for Large Front Garden
Peter Williams, Armfield Hall, – Bronze for Display in public place
Enfield in Bloom – Solomon Cup for maximum points
Attached are two photos, one is Derek Fletcher receiving his award from Lord David Howard, Chairman of London Garden Society
the second photo is Christine Williams, Enfield in Bloom Secretary, and Marjorie Dowbiggin, Enfield in Bloom Treasurer, receiving the award
for maximum points.
This year Enfield in Bloom were in a prime position at the Enfield Show, selling plants and bulbs raising funds, and displaying the photos of some of the 117 award winners in 20 categories of this years Garden Competition. This year, to encourage young children to do gardening, we had “plant your own daffodils” for under 10 year olds, stickers and balloons,
Our next Event will be our Ceremony for the Competition award winners, on the 16th November at the Royal Chase Hotel (invitation only) The Awards will be handed out by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Christine Hamilton.
Enfield in Bloom are proud to have donated to the Chase Farm Charity, raising funds for Capetown and Adelaide ward’s new gardens for stroke and dementia patients.
These gardens were opened officially for the patients and their families on the 12th June 2017
The gardens can be viewed from the glass passageway through the Highlands Wing Entrance of Chase Farm Hospital.