Dartmouth Green Partnerships 2015
Royal Horticultural Society gold award winning Dartmouth Green Partnerships has had an exciting summer, planting displays to win the hearts and minds of both South West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom judges. The South West in Bloom competition results will be announced at the Awards ceremony in Dartmouth at the Britannia Royal Naval College on Thursday 24 September. The national Britain in Bloom results will be announced in Sunderland on Friday October 16.
With South Hams District Council a new feature has being created in Royal Avenue Gardens - a Japanese style garden
, centred on a huge existing Monkey Puzzle tree in the historic gardens.
A small bridge crosses a ‘river’ of interesting and varied plants.
The old SHDC depot and our community greenhouse on the riverfront has been cleared to make way for some extra parking and we are planning an exciting new pyramid-shaped greenhouse
in the area which will be a wonderful feature and a centre of horticultural excellence. We have once again planted up the successful potager
in front of the site with vegetables and flowers for cutting.
The Riverside floral promenade has been enhanced with the addition of 10 more troughs and hanging baskets on the new lighting. There are now 20 troughs on the North Embankment, and several large planters which contain seasonal floral displays.
At the top of town as you come into Dartmouth by road DGP plants the wild flower beds and Welcome beds. The Sea Cadets look after the floral boat. At the bottom of College Way is the Anchor Bed, with xerophtic plants in gravel, and behind the tennis courts in Coronation Park is a new feature, the Wild Flower Meadow.
BBC Gardeners’ Question Time
came to Dartmouth on March 2 at the invitation of DGP and recorded two programmes. You listen to them on archive on Radio 4. The team consisted of Bunny Guinness, Matthew Wilson and Anne Swithinbank.