The Wexford in Bloom Committee is delighted to announce that it’s that time of year again, time to show off your gardening skills by entering our Wexford in Bloom Competition 2014 which was recently launched by the committee. There will be an entry fee this year but the committee have endeavoured to keep it as low as possible to encourage people to participate in this annual event. Entry fees for categories are as follows;
- Small Domestic Garden – €5
- Large Domestic Garden – €5
- Housing Estate/Street – €10
- Shop front – €10
- Pub / Courtyard / Beer Garden – €10
- B&B/Guest House – €10
- Hotel – €15
- Schools/community projects are free
Wexford in Bloom would like to encourage people from town and as far as the ring road areas to enter the competition. Application forms are available from Wexford Credit Union Office, Wexford Municipal District Office, Spawell Road, Wexford County Council Reception, Carricklawn, Wexford Town Library, Hassetts Pharmacy, North Main Street, Pettits SuperValu, Key West, Pettits Supervalu, St. Aidan’s Shopping Centre, Dunnes Stores, Redmond Square, Selskar Book Shop, Wexford Book Centre. You can also download an entry form from the Wexford in Bloom website here.
Closing date for entries is Friday 4th of July 2014. Judging will take place from Monday the 14th July to Friday the 25th July inclusive but all schools will be judged in June for access purposes. Judges this year are Mr Chris Maddock from Teagasc, accompanied by PhD students Leanne Roche, Mary Harty and Ian Fox. Wexford in Bloom would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants of the competition along with our sponsors Wexford Credit Union, and Wexford Municipal District, Wexford County Council.
This year the Wexford in Bloom committee worked hand in hand with most of the businesses on the main street who committed to place baskets/tubs outside their premises. Wexford in Bloom worked with the people in the Faythe and William Street who were also eager to light up their areas with multicoloured Blooms. Wexford in Bloom had the pleasure of flowering up the Bullring thanks to DoneDeal, who kindly donated the funds. Wexford in Bloom would also like to thank Wexford Tidy Towns, Wexford Municipal District Council for their help and commitment to the project and Beechdale garden centre for nurturing and caring for all of our beautiful flowers.
Wexford in Bloom hope the Competition will promote and encourage people’s interest in the environment and help support the Wexford Tidy Towns Biodiversity Campaign “Let’s Bee Friendly” by helping feed the bees over the summer months. Pledge Your Support to this campaign. Wexford in Bloom would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who is involved with the flowering of Wexford town and its environs’. Have a beautiful fragrant summer.
W.I.B Committee, 2014