A prominent Bury roundabout will be awash with floral colour thanks to the town’s In Bloom group which is preparing for its 30th anniversary.
Staff from Hazells Chartered Surveyors helped the landscaping team from Proscape plant 600 spring flowering bulbs on the Northgate roundabout.
The crocus, tete a tete daffodils and grape hyacinth bulbs were planted in three drifts to a design by Rebecca Davis, horticultural officer for St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Hazells sponsor the Northgate roundabout and Chris Oakes, residential property manager, suggested the bulbs would bring some colour in spring.
Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, said: “It will be really eye-catching and a lovely welcome to the town for visitors, residents and walkers alike. We were delighted to be able to do what Hazells suggested.”
Next year, the group celebrates its 30th anniversary and Melanie is eager to hear residents’ ideas for potential projects. She said: “People can make suggestions if they think there are areas that need to be greened or flowered. We’re looking to do more and get more people involved. I want to use the 30th to get people thinking what we and they can do in our lovely town.”
At Anglia in Bloom last year, Bury won gold in the large town category and the Abbey Gardens were joint winners for the best local authority display. Nowton Park won the overall award for large parks, while it and the Abbey Gardens took gold in that class. Visit www.buryinbloom.org.uk