Hanging Baskets Britain in Bloom judging day

10th July 2018 / News archive

Hanging baskets are ready for Britain in Bloom judging day

As we prepare our floral decorations for the judge from Britain in Bloom to visit us in Chippenham, we thought you may like to know some more information about our hanging baskets.

Chippenham Town Council invites 86 local businesses to sponsor a beautiful hanging basket positioned outside their premises. In 2018, 33 businesses joined the scheme and we now have 66 hanging baskets adding a colourful floral display which brightens up the town.

In total there are 220 hanging baskets across the town centre and town council facilities. The arrangements are made up of a mixture of Begonias, Bacopa Sutera Snowflake, Fuchsia, Geraniums and Petunias. If you are up and about early in the morning you will see the baskets being watered every morning between 0600 – 0830.

Cllr Sandie Webb, Leader of Chippenham Town Council said;
“It’s been a tough year for gardeners, with a long cold spring. We are pleased to see the hanging baskets in the town adding a beautiful splash of colour during the summer months.”