Britain in Bloom 2019, by Ellie Jarvis

Following on from their success in last year’s regional and national Britain in Bloom competitions, the Clovelly Community Gardening Group, headed by Su Maddocks, have extra special plans for their 2019 project. 

They aim to fill the heart of the village with hundreds of beautiful flowers, with an emphasis on sustainable planting. But Clovelly is unlike any other village, its steep landscape and access means that gardening is a major challenge for its residents.

The Lime Kiln Potager is a brand new area of particular interest. Raised beds have been constructed from trees felled on the Estate, and residents who do not have gardens have leapt at the chance to grow vegetables and flowers, enjoying the space which had previously been rather unloved.

Britain in Bloom 2019     Britain in Bloom 2019
Children: L-R  Wenty, Wilfie, Sonny and Harriet

The Visitor Centre continues to benefit from the teams efforts, who are again concentrating on floral displays at the entrance to Clovelly, as well as improving the picnic area, by the fountain. 

The Court Gardens team will continue to work alongside the garden group, enhancing the Bloom project and the walled gardens will again provide an abundance of fruit, vegetables and flowers.

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.