Britain in Bloom, BBC2, 26 March. Clovelly, winner of National Gold Award 2018, to feature in this series. Ellie Jarvis.
Episode 2, presented by Chris Bavin, was aired on 26, March 2019 and can still be viewed for 22 days
This programme explored the particular challenges of gardening in Clovelly and the often creative ways that residents approach ‘Bloom’. Imagine the effort involved in sledging materials such as gravel, decking, compost etc. to their cottages!
Presenter Chris Bavin spent time in the village, filming members of the Clovelly Community Gardening Group in the months leading up to and including the judging day – when esteemed
RHS Judges visited to assess the groups efforts. Will the group be awarded gold?
Photo: (c) Ellie Jarvis. Chris Bavin chats to Dolly
L-R: Su Maddocks, Dolly, Ann Jarvis, Chris Bavin, Ellie Jarvis
– Children: Wilfie (5yrs), Sonny (9yrs).
Su Maddocks leads the Clovelly in Bloom project:
“With over 1600 communities entering Britain in Bloom each year, we were both surprised and thrilled to be chosen to be one of the 15 communities to be filmed for the 2nd series of the programme. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our beautiful village and the culmination of our year-round efforts.”
“Personally I am really excited to see if we have managed to share with the wider audience, the amazing impact Britain in Bloom has had on both our community and the proactive initiatives we are taking to care for our environment. I also hope it shows what great fun we had doing it!”
“In a busy tourist destination like ours it is all too easy to forget, when the place is full of tourists, that there is a community of people, who live here all year round and call it home. Britain in Bloom has encouraged us to want to make our village both look special and to look after our wildlife and environment, for us and not just for those who visit.”
Presenter Chris Bavin and Su Maddocks who leads the Clovelly in Bloom Project.