Britain in Bloom visits the Glen

This Thursday 20th July, Glen Goyle volunteers were delighted to welcome the visiting delegation from the RHS Britain in Bloom – in town to judge the considerable efforts of Sidmouth in Bloom and its partners.

FOGG working party member Katie Frost reports:

“Eight enthusiastic volunteers were there to greet the RHS Britain in Bloom judges on Thursday. In fact, one of our number had been the day before and cleared the southern entrance to make it beautifully neat in readiness for the visit…

After chatting to the volunteers, the visitors were led by Paul Fealey through the Glen. He explained what had been done so far and all the plans for the future. The tree ferns, which had been watered daily throughout the dry periods, and the fernery with the Sidmouth Collection of ferns, were highlighted as important areas of Glen Goyle.

Although the visitors could only be in the Glen for a short while, I’m sure that our enthusiasm, and that of the public who walk through the Glen, was clearly understood.”

With Katie’s full report here: 20th July 2023 – Friends of Glen Goyle

And with a magnificent set of photographs taken by FOGG working party member Thomas Hasler here – showing the Glen in its full glory, just before the judges set foot in the Goyle:

All photographs taken by Thomas Hasler – and published with permission