More businesses wanted to sponsor hanging baskets in Bury St Edmunds next year

Bury in Bloom's Melanie Lesser with shop owner Giles Henderson and his hanging baskets
Bury in Bloom's Melanie Lesser with shop owner Giles Henderson and his hanging baskets
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A floral campaign which adds a variety of colour to Bury St Edmunds each season is hoping to hang even more baskets next year.

May saw 400 Bury in Bloom hanging baskets go up around the town, 100 of them sponsored by local businesses.

They cost £90 each, but In Bloom puts them up, waters and feeds them throughout and takes them down.

Designer clothes shop Six Whiting Street has been a ‘particularly good sponsor’ paying for six for the seventh year running.

Owner Giles Henderson said: “It makes the street look lovely and the store look very inviting. We always have people commenting on how good it looks, so it is a great service they offer.”

In Bloom coordinator Melanie lesser said she hoped for a 15 per cent increase in sponsors next year.