If you haven’t noticed the arrangements around town made by the St Andrews in Bloom volunteer team, have a look out because they are fantastic!
We hope the Beautiful Fife and Beautiful Scotland judges who have just finished their second round of judging this Wednesday agree. Last year St Andrews won a Gold Award and Best Coastal Town in Fife Award for its floral displays and community outreach initiatives all coordinated by the group of dedicated St Andrews in Bloom volunteers.
Among other improvements, this year the group has continued to set out new bespoke planters in multiple locations around town. Designed with repurposed materials by a local Fife artist these planters are unique and impressive contributions to the natural aesthetic that makes St Andrews such a great place to visit and live in!
This week’s judging route takes the judges from the impressive “glass-class” and alpine houses of the Botanic gardens, along to the container plantings at the West Port gate, through to St Mary’s quad, along down the Harbour to the new student community garden at Albany Park, and eventually ending up in Kinburn park to have a taste of the edible container plantings adjacent to the tennis courts.
Stay tuned for the results of the judging expected in early September…
To find out more about the fantastic work of the St Andrews in Bloom group visit http://bloom.standrews.co.uk/.
To learn how to get involved with student community gardens visit the Transition group’s webpages http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org/.
To learn more about the incredible heritage of the Botanic gardens visit http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org/.