How does your gardens grow?

 

A unique opportunity to see where many the plants across Bath and North East Somerset are grown and nurtured before they are planted around the district is on offer this weekend.P1130379

An open event of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s greenhouses and nursey at Royal Victoria Park is being held from 2 – 5pm on Sunday, 5 June. The nursery is located within Royal Victoria Park on Marlborough Lane, and the event will be signposted.

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Visitors will have the chance to see how plants are grown and speak to the Council gardeners, who in 2014 helped South West in Bloom win two prestigious awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with one of their 3D flower displays in Parade Gardens.

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Councillor Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “The unsung heroes in the Council’s Parks department do a marvellous job in keeping our green spaces across the district looking fantastic and rich with a variety of plant life. The 3D displays that they put together in Parade Gardens are always particularly special, and this event gives locals and visitors the unique opportunity to see where the journey of our plants begins.”

The event will also give people the chance to watch a demonstration from tree officers and a hanging basket demonstration.

Information stalls on the Friends of the Botanical Gardens and Bath in Bloom will be on show at the event with refreshments also available in exchange for a donation to the organisations.

Entry to the event is free, but please note that plants will not be on sale.