To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Trowbridge businesses, residents, community groups, schools, churches and care homes are encouraged to get creative and display colourful planters, window boxes and floral creations in front of their properties or in their windows, from May to September, to bring a festive, floral outlook to Trowbridge Town centre and surrounding areas.
Jubilee Bloom participants are encouraged to use sustainable planting, choosing plants that require minimal watering, no plastics, chemicals or compost containing peat, and ideally using perennial plants that can be replanted afterwards.
Event Organiser Jennifer Polledri, former Chair of Trowbridge in Bloom, and Ben Pidgeon, President of the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce, are looking for imaginative displays and the use of fun, upcycled objects, which can be picked up from local charity and vintage shops. The best local business displays will be featured on the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce website and social media.
ART COMPETITION – Running alongside the event, Trowbridge Town Council is organising a schools Jubilee in Bloom art competition. The winning designs will be displayed at the Trowbridge Town Hall gallery – find out more here
PERMISSIONS – Businesses that would like to display planters on the pavement outside their premises are asked to contact the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce, which is coordinating approval for public space displays with Wiltshire Council.
- DIY upcycled planters – https://www.homedit.com/top-30-planters-diy-and-recycled/ + https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/540150549284209970/
- Low maintenance planting – https://growingfamily.co.uk/garden-tips/best-low-maintenance-plants-for-outdoor-pots/
- Bee-friendly plants – https://www.rhs.org.uk/garden-inspiration/wildlife/top-10-patio-plants-for-bees
CONTACT – For further information or if your business would like to create a display for the Trowbridge in Jubilee Bloom event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a Chamber of Commerce member from just £25 a year, see www.trowbridgechamber.com.