A regional campaign which promotes environmental sustainability will mark a major milestone in Bressingham this spring, after the village’s well-known gardens were picked to host its 2016 launch.
The 17-acre Bloom family-run gardens, based off the A1066, near Diss, will conduct a ceremonial tree planting on Tuesday, April 12, for the launch of Anglia in Bloom, a community campaign now celebrating 20 years since its inception.
Adrian Bloom, owner of Bressingham Gardens, said: “We will be delighted to welcome the Anglia in Bloom team and visitors for the 2016 launch. It will also be the first time any event has been held at our new venue at Bressingham Hall and High Barn.
“At the start of the main open season, we hope the event will encourage all to spread the word on the benefits of gardening.”
Following the planting at 10.45am, a full schedule of events has been lined up, including a series of four master classes from Mr Bloom and other gardening experts.
The launch will precede the summer campaign, in which Anglia in Bloom trustee officers and judges will visit locations throughout the region, to assess and award them on their care for the environment and horticultural excellence.
Brian Thornton, Anglia In Bloom president, stated: “Over the years we have seen many changes. Villages, towns and cities have been improved to a large extent.
“Our aim is to help each and everyone to improve the quality of the surrounding area. We are confident all of our campaign entrants will maintain the high standards that they demonstrated last year.”