After a “Virtual” Open Gardens Weekend in 2020, (which can still be viewed by clicking on the Open Gardens button above), we were delighted to see so many people turn out for our real-life Open Gardens on 25th and 26th June.

 

Click through for photos of some of the wonderful gardens our village has to offer.

AUGUST NEWS!

CAN YOU HELP?  If you can spare an hour or two to help either once a month or just occasionally, we would be delighted to hear from you.  We need volunteers for planting, weeding and dead-heading, assisting at events, and with occasional “heavier” tasks such as setting up tables, chairs or the gazebo, or repairing and filling planters.  

Please contact Ann Davis on 01582 792518, email: ribhelpers@yahoo.com

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers for making our summer planters look so colourful!

We think that the Anglia in Bloom regional judges were impressed when they visited Redbourn in July.  During their busy two and a half hour tour, we showed them St. Mary’s Churchyard, including Teddy Tots’ vegetable planters, all of our Redbourn in Bloom planters including the two new ones, the improved verge and dry hedge at Fish St. Approach, the new rosebed, white bed and memorial seat opposite the Library, The Puddingstone Bed, St. Luke’s School, St. Matthew’s Care Home, New Forge Place, The Common and Greyhound Meadow Allotments.  Our thanks to everyone who met and talked to the judges en route and those who helped with the lunch afterwards at the Parish Centre.  Special thanks to Diane Whiskin for her delicious catering!  The results will be announced at the Presentation Day on 7th September at Orsett Hall in Essex.  You can see a copy of our Portfolio which we submitted to the judges at Redbourn Library and Museum. 

The trophies and certificates for our Local Awards will shortly be presented. The results will be published in next month’s Common Round, on our Facebook page, and here on the website. Congratulations to all our winners!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Our Day Trip to RHS Wisley is on Tuesday 23rd August.  If you reserved a place, but haven’t yet received information about times / where to join the coach etc, please let us know!  The cost is £20 per person, including coach transport, admission and a guided tour, taking in the new Hilltop Garden.  Please contact Terry Hunt on 01582 792363, email terry@drjhunt.co.uk or Ann Davis on 01582 792518, email ribhelpers@yahoo.com

Redbourn Classics on the Common is taking place on Saturday 3rd Sept., 12 noon – 5pm. Come and visit our stall to find out more about Redbourn in Bloom, support us by buying some plants, notelets or garden-related items, meet some of our friendly volunteers, and maybe consider joining.  If you have plants or other items to donate, (not bric-a-brac), please contact Pat Schofield on:

01582 793096

pandjschofield@talktalk.net

Our Grand Autumn Show is on Saturday 10th Sept., 2.15pm at Redbourn Village Hall.  It’s not too late to enter an item or two in our show!  Home (or allotment)-grown flowers, fruit, vegetables, home-made cakes, bread, preserves or craft-work, by adults, children, novices – all welcome!  Free schedules giving all details of what and how to enter are available from Weyman’s, Ashtons, Redbourn Library and Herts. Garden Centre.  The deadline for entry forms is Wednesday 7th Sept. at 10pm. Everyone is welcome to come along on the day to see all the entries – hopefully a magnificent display! – and enjoy some refreshments.  There will also be a raffle and a Plants, Produce and Preserves Stall.

Redbourn in Bloom's Craft Fair takes place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th Oct. at Redbourn Village Hall. An ideal opportunity to buy some Christmas gifts and support Redbourn in Bloom.  There will be a wide variety of good quality hand-made crafts, also a raffle and refreshments available throughout the weekend. 

For Stall Bookings, please

contact Diane Whiskin:

01582 792846

whiskindiane78@gmail.com

The Redbourn in Bloom Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday 27th Sept., 7.45pm at St. Mary’s Transept Hall.  All members and anyone interested in joining or finding out more about Redbourn in Bloom are invited to our A.G.M.  Come and hear about our all-year-round activities, meet our committee members and have a chat over coffee and biscuits afterwards.

Sets of 10 notelets for a minimum donation of £7, featuring photos of our spring and summer planting, hanging baskets, bench planter at

St. Matthew's Care Home and Portico at Redbourn Museum.

GROUP TOURS

Our trip to Lincoln still has places available - email or call Mike Thain