The annual summer display of hanging baskets remains the Society’s most visible contribution to the enhancement of the village street scene. It attracts numerous compliments from local residents, businesses and visitors. We install and maintain over 40 baskets in the village centre, and the re-scheduling of the Secret Gardens event to mid-Summer means that the baskets are now ready to greet our visitors with the village in bloom. The consistently high quality of the display is a credit to our main supplier Dovecote Nurseries in Burton, supported by local business Flower.

The installation of a fully automatic watering system throughout the village, with the welcome support of local businesses, has been a major step forward ensuring that we no longer have to depend on a small group of volunteers to maintain the baskets in good condition. Our thanks for the support and co-operation of the businesses who made this project possible by allowing us to connect the system to their water supply: Christine Lesley Hair Salon; Impressions printers; The Green Shop and Community Centre; The Courtyard and Cookes Garage.hanging baskets1