Further details will be announced shortly.
Join children’s book illustrator Anna Shuttlewood in this fun workshop to create a ‘living’ garden of beautiful flowers and
playful butterflies inspired by her book The Prettiest Flower. Learn about the process of ‘growing’ ideas and making picture books.
Discuss the importance of plants and wildlife, their preservation and our part in the environment. Make your own unique
flower or butterfly mask and bring together a colourful ‘living’ garden.
About Anna Shuttlewood
Anna Shuttlewood has been writing and illustrating children’s books in the last 6 years as well as producing paintings and drawings
on variety of subjects for local exhibitions. Trained in the classical styles of Art (BA in Mural Painting & Fine Art) she has a strong
fondness for the more traditional painting techniques.
Often her main characters are animals, which she has an enduring love for since her childhood. Her animals are friendly and naïve, they
often live in a human-like environment and have human-like thoughts and dreams.
The Topiary Cuckoo is ordered and will be sited opposite the Memorial Hall
Discounted prices for hanging baskets in the Borough have been secured.
The Parish Council is sponsoring new tubs and planters for the Greens
Plans to tidy up the whole village will be pubpshed shortly
In Bloom front garden competitions are being prepared
The likely judging date is early July
Latest News from the Royal Horticultural Society
The RHS theme for 2020 is “Grow Social”
The RHS is calling on all groups to Grow Together in 2020. They hope that new connections will be made in communities -
with planting reaching beyond ‘the garden gate’ to bring people together.
That’s why we want to hear your own innovative ideas. And, if you’ve worked to bring different parts of
the community together through gardening, or reached out to those that might otherwise feel cut-off, please tell us.
DOWNTON IN BLOOM 2020 - PROGRESS SO FAR
Launched by the Downton Society
Approved at a public meeting
Registered with (RHS) South West in Bloom 2020
Endorsed by the Parish Council
Supported by The Horticultural Society, Green Group, Moot & Millennium Green
Schools being engaged and businesses approached
Over 100 supporters so far – many coming up with new ideas
FOCUS FOR JUDGES
The Borough and Memorial Gardens
The Millennium Green
Others may be added
PROJECTS ALREADY PROPOSED
Giant Cuckoo Topiary
Front garden competitions
Willow Arches at Millennium Green
School children - planting up old boots
Improving unsightly patches and tidying verges
Environmentally- friendly planting in Memorial Gardens
Floral displays with historical themes such as railways, tanning, willow baskets, fishing
VISIT DOWNTON IN BLOOM FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES
And watch out for “In Bloom” stalls at village events
Give us your comments and send ideas on e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org