Barrow in Bloom 2019

Groups with Horticultural Interests:

Barrow Gardening Club – Members of the Club maintain Jerusalem Island and support various events around the village throughout the year

Barrow Open Gardens – Raises funding throughout the year for a local hospice, Rainbows, by holding various events throughout the year, with the main event being Barrow Open Gardens in June every year.

Allotment Association – The Glebe allotments on Nottingham Road are the last remaining allotments in the Barrow parish.

Barrow Community Library Volunteers – the volunteers from the library, with support from BUSCA, maintain planters on North Street

Women’s Institute – Members of the WI maintain the Centenary Garden on Nottingham Road

Barrow Footpath Group – Cut back overgrowth from jitties around the village, and footpaths leading to nearby villages, throughout the year. The footpath Group also run litter picking events in the village in support of Keep Britain Tidy and the Great British Spring clean.

Parish Council owned land:

Other Community Groups


Section A – Horticultural Achievement

Section B – Environmental Responsibility

Section C – Community Participation



  1. Involve the horticultural groups in the village at a much earlier stage – ideally this will start before September when a Bloom Committee is formed.
  2. Involve the businesses along the High street in the planning for future Village Bloom events.  Investigate the possibility of businesses sponsoring beds and/or planters around the village.
  3. Involve the public houses in the village in the planning for future Village Bloom events, perhaps holding a Best Garden Pub in the Village event.
  4. New Street to Highfields Jitty – in October the village Footpaths Group will re-locate the shrubs taken from Jerusalem Island into this area, and investigate getting some insect loving wild flower planting put in.
  5. Co-Op recycling plans:  In April, the manager of the Co-op applied to be a TerraCycle Hub. TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funding by retailers and manufacturers to help collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. We await the decision to confirm if Barrow Co-op is accepted as a new hub.
  6. Memorial Gardens (Gardens of Rest) – once agreements are in place with all parties, it is hoped to begin the process of clearing the old rose beds and borders, and improve the condition of the benches.
  7. King George V Park – to plant a ‘Daffodil trail’ alongside one of the current paths with school/youth involvement. To install Leaf Compost bins under trees at the top entrance.
  8. Hall Orchard School Eco Warriors – involve this group in other projects around the village, such as helping to plant the daffodil trail.
  9. Run various village Workshops such as caring for Hedgehogs including making a Hedgehog house, or making a planter/hanging basket


These are some of the ideas that have been raised for future consideration and depend largely on funding requirements, time constraints, community involvement and suitability.

  1. Investigate the purchase and installation of additional Water barrels for council owned planters/beds within the village.
  2. Millennium Park to have an area of Meadow Grass planted.
  3. Village Entrance areas – planting of small sustainable native shrubs, bulbs, and perennial/herbaceous plants
  4. Extra bins around village – this will need consultation with residents to confirm what locations are requested to reduce littering in the village
  5. Willow Road – field Community orchard, meadow walk
  6. Mill Lane – new gravel path
  7. Proctors Park entrance and garden area alongside
  8. Master Composter in the village – can we get a few workshops
  9. Bee Keeping – can we get a lecture?

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