After the excitement of winning a Silver Medal at RHS Chelsea lots of people are now wondering what will happen next.
As per the original plans we are now working on installing the beautiful arbour which was hand-made by Clive Sanderson in one of the gardens locally in Leamington. We are looking at a number of options for this. Should the friends of the Pump Room Gardens successfully secure the heritage lottery grant they have applied for then it may be possible to integrate the arbour in the plans to regenerate this area. Alternatively we will be consulting with the Local Authority about finding an appropriate location in perhaps Jephson Gardens. Consultation will begin this month and we hope to have the arbour installed next year (2015).
We have also had a number of people ask if there is any way to see the ‘Chelsea Garden’? While we cannot resurrect the full Chelsea garden in all its glory we are exploring the idea of installing part of it for a short time so local residents and supporters can get a taste of the garden. In order to do this we will also need to do a little more fund-raising and find some volunteers to help build and look after the exhibit. The reason for this is that the garden is 6m in diameter and contains over 1.5 tonnes of soil, hedging, wood framing, water features, electrics and around £3000 of flowers which were donated for the show. If you would like to help in any way then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
In the mean-time if you would like to see some beautiful photos of the Chelsea Garden at the show please get in touch or visit the ‘Royal Leamington Spa Town Centre Facebook Page’ where we have posted a gallery. We also hope to have a small exhibition of these images in the town and will post the dates in due course.
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.
The Blooming Leamington Team.