Community involvement is very important to Dartmouth Green Partnerships. We are determined to cultivate a shared sense of civic pride by encouraging many more people to become involved in the gardening activities around Dartmouth. If you like the sound of this, read on and then contact us – the more the merrier! There are lots of work parties around the town, but also fun events such as our Midsummer Flower Festival.
The plan is that a new Community Greenhouse will be used much more intensively to grow on flower and vegetable plants for use in the town’s gardens and planters. We are already developing the demonstration potager area outside the existing greenhouse site, this year as both an edible garden and a cutting garden to show that you don’t need to buy expensive imported cut flowers. Some of our flowers were used to decorate St Saviour’s Church for the festival.
Soon we will be fund raising for a new community greenhouse, with opportunities for many more people to take part in the collective drive to make Dartmouth even more beautiful! We want it to become a Centre of Excellence, available to everyone, both for pleasure and education.
Local youth groups are encouraged to join in with horticultural activities, with Dartmouth in Bloom organising opportunities for young people to have a go at planting and growing, or to take group responsibility for an area of garden.
Brownies and cubs help us plant our hanging baskets.
Dartmouth Sea Cadets have adopted one of the floral boats at the top of town and help look after the planting displays through the seasons.
Friends of Dartmouth in Bloom
We always appreciate the interest and involvement of as many local people as possible. Aware that not everyone has the time or inclination to join a committee or offer regular involvement, we have created the Friends of Dartmouth in Bloom. Friends give a small annual donation, and can be as involved as they like in what we do. To find out more, please go to the Friends page.