The flowering of the town, both in communal areas and for local businesses committed to flowering their own premises, requires planning by our team from early April, with the ordering of the window boxes, the selection of flowers and plants, and the expertise of the nursery in tending to them to produce an explosion of colour at just the right time to provide the uplifting and dazzling colour transformation of the town in early June.
Unfortunately, in 2020, the Covid situation meant that, for the first time in 10 years, we were unable to carry out this beautiful transformation. For 2021, however, we made the decision to put the machinery in motion, and all of the flower displays are being implemented on June 1st. Our collaberation with the nursery will ensure that there will be a rainbow of colours in the town all the way to September!
It is Summer time and that means Wexford in Bloom was back to flower up our streets. All the baskets have arrived for the town, and they are looking fantastic. We received our large flower delivery from Beechdale Garden Center at the start of the Summer which included all the boxes and baskets for local businesses and residents. The Wexford in Bloom volunteers had a busy few days getting the baskets up and boxes delivered. Thank you to everyone who helped out in these projects. This year we also saw hanging flower baskets being installed in the crescent for the first time. Keep an eye out for all the beautiful flowers around our town. Thank you to everyone who took part in Wexford in Bloom 2016.
Anne and Phil were at Beachdale Garden Center on Monday checking all our baskets and window boxes in their new polytunnels, they are looking fantastic won’t be long now until they are ready. Keep an eye out for some Wexford in Bloom baskets on the streets of Wexford soon!
Wexford in Bloom is looking forward to another great year flowering up the town in our Summer months, when we will see a return to streets full of the wonderful flower baskets and boxes as local residents and businesses take part in Wexford in Bloom. The Wexford in Bloom committee are currently arranging all the details for Wexford in Bloom 2016. It is great to see so many getting involved so everyone can enjoy seeing lots of flowers on the town.
We would also like to say a big thank you to several local businesses for their recent donations to help flower up our town. Thanks to Woodies who donated hundreds of flower bulbs in January so we got lots of extra plants sown this year. Recently Aldi donated a large number plants which Wexford Tidy Towns/Wexford in Bloom have being planting in areas around the town including St. Peter’s Square. It is great to see businesses getting involved either through donations which are always welcome or taking part in the flower basket/box scheme with Wexford in Bloom.
Thanks to the residents also who have chosen to get involved in this scheme we really appreciated everyone taking part so the local community and visitors can enjoy the colourful displays around the town. We will be looking for volunteers to help deliver the baskets to the retailers and residents in the coming weeks so get in touch if you can lend a hand.
We look forward to the retailers, residents and the community taking part in this wonderful project that gets the town looking at its best. Enhancing the hard work Wexford Tidy Towns group and Council are doing to keep Wexford clean and beautiful. So look out for all the baskets and boxes coming to the streets of Wexford soon!
Wexford in Bloom and Wexford Tidy Towns have been out planting for the Winter and Spring. The winter planting is immediately obvious around town with heathers, ivies, pansies, polyanthuses and daisies flourishing in the Bullring, at the Railway station, the Crescent, on Abbey Street from the Arts Centre to Selskar Abbey and at Wygram. Expect to see lots of yellows, purples, deep reds and pinks interspersed with the rich winter green foliage.
Lying quietly underneath the winter flowering plants are daffodil and tulip bulbs waiting for the soil temperature to rise and thence to push themselves up into the world in February and March. Hundreds of bulbs have gone in around the town and hopefully most will appear and give us a real blast of colour this coming Spring.
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped out with the planting in any way and we look forward to seeing the flowers sprouting in the Spring. Wexford Tidy Towns and Wexford in Bloom are always looking for people to help with planting and pruning and weeding so if you would be interested send us an email to say you are and we will call on you when the time is right. Use any of the following details to get in touch with us we would love to hear from you in relation to anything we do.
Wexford in Bloom were about the town getting the window boxes delivered and the hanging baskets up today, Wednesday 3rd June. Thank you to all the businesses that took part in this year’s initiative and thank you to all the volunteers who were there to help deliver the baskets to the retailers. All the flowers were delivered to the residents in the Faythe, William St., and Hill St., last week. These areas are taking part in Wexford in Bloom’s residential scheme for the window boxes this year. The town is now blooming with colour for Summer 2015. Enjoy all the floral displays around the town for another year.
Wexford in Bloom have delivered all the empty window boxes and baskets to Beachdale Garden Center to have them all filled with beautiful blooms and to be ready for the first week in June. Check out the photos here of the flowers currently been growing at The Beechdale Nursery don’t they look fantastic.
They will soon be going up around the town so keep an eye out for these wonderful baskets of blooms. If you have not ordered flowers with us this year we would still ask that all businesses along the town make an effort to please flower outside your shops during the summer months, as we just want to light up the town with colourful blooms so the more flowers the better it looks. This week we will be delivering flower boxes to residents in The Faythe and on William Street, we thank all the residents that have taken part in this initiative. So look out for all the baskets and boxes coming to the streets of Wexford soon!
Wexford in Bloom have been getting ready for the Summer Flowering of the town making contact with the local businesses. So we look forward to the Summer months with the streets full of the wonderful flower baskets supplied from Beechdale PlantsPlus. Thank you to Beechdale for supplying the flowers and advice for these baskets and the new fantastic flowerbeds you may notice which really enhance our town. They are always a pleasure to work with on our projects with us and with Wexford Tidy Towns. We would also like to say a big thank you to several local businesses for their recent donations to help flower up our town. Without their help our town would not be as bright and colourful as it will be now this Summer. DoneDeal who for the second year in a row have donated €500 to Wexford in bloom to Flower up the Bullring. Wexford Credit Union has also donated €500 which will go towards flowering up the shrine in Drinagh and Iberius Church location. Pettitts Supervalue has given €200 towards flowering up Peters Square. Thank you everyone for your donations, we really appreciate them your money will be put to good use. Thank you also to all the volunteers who have helped created the beds, plant the flowers and take orders from the businesses for flowers. Now the local community and visitors can look forward to colourful displays around the town this Summer.
The Wexford in Bloom committee are currently arranging all the details for Wexford in Bloom 2015. Wexford in Bloom will have the town looking beautiful with the wonderful floral displays around the town in the next few months. Enhancing the hard work Wexford Tidy Towns group and Council are doing to keep Wexford clean and beautiful. We look forward to the retailers, residents and the community getting involved in this wonderful project that gets the town looking at its best.
We will be out to get orders from the businesses for flower baskets/boxes in the next week or two. So please keep an eye out for us and please get involved. The more businesses that get involved the better as our streets look, lit up by these fantastic floral displays. We will keep you posted here with all the updates on our upcoming activities and events for Wexford in Bloom 2015.
A lovely evening was had by all who attended the Wexford in Bloom 2014 Awards Ceremony, held Thursday 2nd October. The ceremony was hosted by Wexford Credit Union at their premises on Anne Street. The Wexford in Bloom Committee wish to thank everyone who was involved in any way in organising the competition. A special thanks to the management and staff of Wexford Credit Union for their continued support on this competition and for hosting the night. Awards were presented to the winners of the Wexford in Bloom Competition, with over 50 prizes ranging from Special Committee Awards to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Highly Commended presented in different categories.
Thank you to everyone who entered this year, there was a great range and high standard of gardens for our judges to see. Congratulations to all the winners and participants who took part and helped make Wexford Town and its environs a more beautiful place. A list of all those who received awards can be found here and some photos from the night can be seen here. Thanks to everyone who helped make Wexford in Bloom 2014 another very successful year.