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AWARDED SILVER-GILT in the ANGLIA in BLOOM competition FOR FOUR YEARS PRIOR TO 2012.

In 2012 AND 2013 AWARDED GOLD!

In 2014 Awarded SILVER-GILT, possibly let down by the Dahlias not being in bloom at judging time.

We were also nominated for the Drought/Sustainabilty Award for the bed opposite The Fire Station

For more on ANGLIA IN BLOOM click here http://www.angliainbloom.co.uk

Redbourn In Bloom Newsletter

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REDBOURN IN BLOOM Horticultural Society

Redbourn in Bloom was formed in the Millennium Year to serve the village by stimulating interest in plants and gardens and by helping to make Redbourn a more attractive place to live in. To do all this, the members of Redbourn in Bloom Committee organise functions, competitions and visits to places of interest and arrange plantings at strategic sites for summer and winter.

Redbourn in Bloom’s members decided at their Annual General Meeting to transform the group into a Horticultural Society which would more accurately reflect their current interests and would attract a wider membership. The Redbourn in Bloom Horticultural Society was therefore formed with the following objectives:

 to increase the pleasure and improve the standard of gardening in the Village of Redbourn (the Village);

  • to promote good horticultural practice;
  • to enhance the Village environment by ornamental plantings and by ensuring suitable maintenance of open spaces in accordance with Anglia in Bloom’s aims;
  • to promote a positive conservation outlook and responsible environmental practice.

The aim is to have a relaxed informal society that brings like-minded people together to share their interest in gardening and to improve the village environment.

Membership of the Society is open to anyone interested in gardening and in horticulture in its many guises. A full programme of events is being planned with the aim ultimately of having at least five or six in the year. These will be day outings, talks, demonstrations as well as purely social gatherings. The annual membership subscription will cost £5 per family (one household). Anyone interested in joining is asked to contact Mr Keith Stanley (01582 792455).

The 2014 AGM of the RIB Horticultural Society was held on 15th September, when the following officers were elected:

Chairman: Mike Thain
Vice Chairman: Tony Bull
Treasurer
& Membership:
John deBank
Secretary: Diane Whiskin



Committee: Richard Morgan
Pat Schofield
Rita Green
Wendy Morgan
Ron Such
Barbara Corbett
Pauline Williamson
David Pepper
Mary Godfrey
Victoria Mead

Anglia in Bloom sub-committee Chairman: Pat Schofield

Programme sub-committee Chairman: Rita Green

Craft Fair sub-committee Chairman: Barbara Corbett

Click on the pdf link to open a membership application form * RIBHSmemform.pdf:
This can then be printed and sent to the membership secretary

EVENTS and FUNDRAISING

Redbourn in Bloom organise two main events each year – THE HORTICULTURAL SHOW, in September; and THE CRAFT FAIR, in October/November. The Craft Fair is our main fundraiser.

Every two years we stage the Redbourn OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND in July, also a good fundraiser.

There are usually two or three talks, and two or three day trips throughout each year, a Plant Sale, and the annual 3 to 5 day Garden Holiday in May.

At the end of June, we have Local Competitions for Best Front Garden (Large, Medium, Small, or Drought), Best Hanging Basket/Container Display, Best School or Nursery, Best Shop or Business, Best Pub, and Best Public Building. Prizes are presented at a Social Evening.

We enter the ANGLIA in BLOOM competition each year, achieving SILVER-GILT standard for the last four years.

COMING EVENTS and TRIPS 2014

FOR DETAILS 9th October Trip to Sudeley Castle A few seats left £16.50 + entry fee if not English Heritage Member
CONTACT 18th/19th October CRAFT FAIR Village Hall Admission £1. Buy your Xmas Gifts
RITA GREEN 6th December QUIZ NIGHT St Mary's Transept Members £9.50, non-members £10
01582 626452        

PAST EVENTS 2014


2014 HORTICULTURAL SHOW WINNERS

Championship Trophy John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Fruit & Vegetable Classes John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Flower Classes Linda Gates
Best Exhibit in Floral Arrangement Classes Margaret Metcalf
Greenleas Cup in Novice Classes Susan David
Centenary Salver for Most Points in Household Classes Janet Burdock
Allotment Association Vegetable Cup John Harvey
Ann Skillman Shield for Best Exhibit in Household & Craft Janet Burdock
Maurice Webb Memorial Cup for Highest Points in Flowers John Harvey
Zena Skinner Children's Cup - Best Exhibit in Children's Classes Imogen Crooks
Reg Finlay Trophy for Most Points in Dahlia Classes John Harvey

PAST EVENTS 2013


2013 HORTICULTURAL SHOW WINNERS

Championship Trophy John Harvey
Best Exhibit in Fruit & Vegetable Classes Sandra Caldwell
Best Exhibit in Flower Classes Alan Featherstone
Best Exhibit in Floral Arrangement Classes Margaret Metcalf
Greenleas Cup in Novice Classes Vivien Gardner & Janet Hyde (tied)
Centenary Salver for Most Points in Household Classes Janet Burdock
Allotment Association Vegetable Cup Sandra Caldwell
Ann Skillman Shield for Best Exhibit in Household & Craft Pat Lacey
Maurice Webb Memorial Cup for Highest Points in Flowers John Harvey
Zena Skinner Children's Cup - Best Exhibit in Children's Classes Joseph Waugh
Reg Finlay Trophy for Most Points in Dahlia Classes John Harvey

REDBOURN IN BLOOM Trips & Talks 2009-2012

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Recent Talks   Recent Trips   Recent Events   Gardening For Wildlife

If you have been impressed by the colourful planters and the improvements that have been made why not join this enthusiastic group. You do not need to commit too much time – an hour or two every now and then to help with the planting in the Spring and Autumn would be much appreciated. Alternatively, if you live near one of the planters you may wish to take over watering and/or weeding the tub. Please contact Diane Whiskin 01582 794832 if you are able to help.

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Tony Bull April 2009

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