National Britain in Bloom judging day – Blog by Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

National Britain in Bloom – judging day at Clovelly. 

The judges visited Clovelly village on 6th August and I hope it will be as big a success as the Clovelly Community Gardening Group could make it.

They also saw a working garden and work in progress and seemed to really take on board our work so far as well as our hopes and plans for the future. We took a decision along with the Clovelly Community Gardening Group to go with horticultural integrity rather than any sugar coating.  Purely for the judges as it has been an exceptionally challenging growing season so far.  

It was lovely to have this met with a positive reception. We are really in the big leagues with the Nationals, so it was a pleasure and an honour to meet the judges and once again represent Clovelly with such a lovely gardening team.

Clovelly Christmas Lights – Sunday 3rd December

The Christmas lights turn on is a magical time in Clovelly. Starting at 4 pm in the afternoon, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour, with festive Christmas carols sung along the way.

There’ll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station. Then, Father Christmas will make a surprise visit!

Entrance fee:  £10 per car at the Visitor Centre after 2 pm. All proceeds will go to the R.N.L.I.