The Burgess Hill SPRING Garden Competition judging went ahead despite the recent outbreak of Corona Virus, although for the second year running entries were down. Full details of the result can be found on our News and Diary page.
However with fingers crossed and a lot of hard work from our scientists and health workers the Summer Garden Competition and Garden Safari will proceed as scheduled.
A casualty of the outbreak has been the Spring Party which will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Please check our pages for latest information concerning competitions and other
Burgess Hill events
Our 2020 Diary is announced and is published in full on our
News and Diary page.
We have all of the old favourites and a couple of new events
Cathy and the team plan to make this year one of the best yet so why not pencil in as many dates as you can and remember - You are helping to make Burgess Hill a Town to be proud of and - you are also raising funds for local charities
Thanks go to everyone for your donations to our Christmas Book Stalls at The Market Place when the Towns Christmas Lights were switched on and the Horticultural Society's Market at the Cypress Hall on the 14th December.
The princely sum of £112 was raised and we are planning a review of the books we have left with a view to obtaining more children's titles for future events.
Let us know your thoughts on anything you feel is noteworthy and of interest to other residents of Burgess Hill.
Spring Bulb Distibution
Our annual Spring Bulb Distribution was warmly received by over
20 Nursery schools, pre-schools and charitable organisations and we
hope to show you the fruits of their labours in the near future.
A BIG Thank You to all participants for your brilliant efforts in making the 2019 Burgess Hill in Bloom Garden Safari event such a success for another year!
After tallying up all entry fees , refreshment and raffle sales the massive amount of £827.00 was raised for our elected charities of St. Peter and St. James Hospice and Mid Downs Hospital Radio.
An extra thank you must go to P & S Gallagher for sponsoring our expenses.
The sun came out and so did the people of Mid Sussex and beyond. There were around a 100 visitors from all over Southern England.
Comments received indicated that the theme of smaller gardens was applauded in particular a group of new residents lead by Robert and Michael and their new front gardens in Station Road, each tiny front garden planted out differently and overall it was refreshing to see such a variety of smaller gardens which the visitors were able to take many ideas for their own gardens.
Delicious home made tea and cakes were consumed by many at Sue and her neighbour Teresa in Western Road, the Leylands Road Gardening group impressed with their greenhouses, Brian and Sue entertained with cameras in their bird boxes and old favourites Sue Price in St.Peters Road and Cathy and Paul in Station Road were crowded with visitors enjoying the new planting.
Other new gardens entered this year were, Pauline in Chanctonbury, the garden partly reclaimed from the Railway and a newly designed modern garden from Stephen and Sara in Crescent Road.
Drive by's included hanging baskets from our sponsors P & S Gallagher in Church Road and beautiful planting around a play area in Warelands carried out by Keith and Pauline.
St. Peter and St. James Hospice and Mid Downs Hospital Radio were grateful to the gardeners of Burgess Hill for once again welcoming the public into their gardens.
Well Done Burgess Hill, long may we garden!
Young and Old get involved in
Burgess Hill in Bloom
Burgess Hill in Bloom, founded in 2000, is a not-for-profit group who work in partnership with local organisations, businesses, residents and other volunteer groups to encourage community participation and environmental responsibility within the boundaries of Burgess Hill to make the town an attractive place to live, work and visit.
We endeavor to achieve this with fund - raising, initiating and supporting other horticultural projects, sponsorship from shops, businesses and Burgess Hill Town Council and the distribution of bulbs and seeds to younger members of the town.
Each year we have spring and summer competitions which are open to every resident, school, shop and business organisation in the town. Competition Entry Categories range from a simple window box to the whole garden and the skill level of entries have always been wide and varied. There is also a highly respected garden safari, which in past years has proved very popular with all residents and visitors alike.
For further information please contact:- Cathy Barnett, chair, 'Summerfield', 101 Station Road, Burgess Hill. RH15 9ED Email:- or telephone:- 01444 244617