Burgess Hill in Bloom is a small community group of volunteers, which has been going in its present form for over 20 years. Our aim is to encourage and bring together Burgess Hill gardeners of any age, to help keep the town an attractive place to live in and work.
Each year we have spring and summer competitions which are open to every resident, school, shop, and business organization in the town. Competition Entry Categories range from a simple window box to the whole garden and the skill level of entries has 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.
Our small group of volunteers has been out and about this last week judging Spring Gardens. It was open to any resident who had worked hard on their gardens, containers and pots to beautify Burgess Hill.
The winning garden belonged to Jenny Harris of Tanglewood Lane, off Royal George Road. She had been very imaginative in planting out giant tyres and wheelbarrows plus displaying designs of artistically painted stones. She also has a spectacular Magnolia tree with very pretty underplanting. Jenny says she did this for the many children and families who frequent the lane.
See her garden photos by visiting the Gallery page.