Strictly Blooms Again!
Saturday 27th April 2013...
come Gardening’, Haywards Heath's Gardening show, will be back, bigger and
blooming on Saturday, 27th April 2013 and will be trying to provide lots of
ideas for you – and your garden!
popular expert panel is back, chaired by Jean Griffin, BBC Radio Sussex and
Surrey's gardening guru. With two of the driest winters on record and a monsoon
summer, how should you apply a ‘wet or dry’ plan for your garden. Whether we’re
faced with extreme wet or dry (or both), what’s the best way of making the most
of our garden?
These and many more will be the kind of questions the panel will
organisers are also delighted that, after their help and support last year, the
Town Council’s Haywards Heath in Bloom Committee has agreed to officially
‘partner’ the event next year.
Manager, Nicola Bird, is thrilled: “Strictly really excited the south east’s
gardening community last year and it’s brilliant that Haywards Heath in Bloom
is going to be a big part of next year!”
Strictly Schools Competition is to be expanded. Key Stage 1 children, who
entered some fantastic interpretations of their favourite flower this year,
will be asked to picture their favourite tree next year. The older
Primary children in Key Stage 2 will be asked to design a wild flower
garden or vegetable patch, for which they will be given the seeds or seedlings
to bring it to reality. Secondary schools will be asked to take up the
challenge of presenting ideas for creating sustainable gardens - for instance
designing a garden feature from recycled materials, or inventing a self-watering
on the day will be a Gardening Treasure Hunt, where clues will be hidden in the
shops in the Orchards and there’ll be a ‘fun’ quiz, “Know your Plants”, to test
the knowledge of the local gardeners.
exhibitors, plus many more, are planning to attend so we’ll again have the
great Sussex gardens, plant specialists, nurseries, schools and
There are also new features planned, including flower
arranging teach-ins from De Novo Flowers - who will be
telling visitors how to make even the simplest arrangement look
Griffin says: "Strictly takes a novel approach to gardening. We aim
to offer lots of ideas and answer the questions all our passionate gardeners
have. Our experts have loads of knowledge and experience which they
are happy to share. Strictly is the place to pick up a new inspiration or
Watch this space for more news soon!