Cannington In Bloom

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Well done Seed of Hope!

Our friends at Seed of Hope have been fortunate in being offered funding by Tesco as part of their Bags of Help initiative.

They have at least £8,000 to spend in the Community Orchard as part of their Spring Orchard Project which CIB wholly supports.

From the 27th February we will be able to vote for the project in Tesco stores, as one of three regional projects. If Seed of  Hope comes first they will recieve £12,000, second £10,000. So please vote for them and our community orchard will benefit.




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Flowers in Outer Space

Britain is often described as a nation of gardeners and the ‘In Bloom’ campaign seeks to galvanise and organise this tendency. So it seems fitting that a Brit has been the first person to nurture  a plant into bloom in outer space.

The Daily Telegraph explains in Micro-gravity gardening: first flower blooms in space



A Zinnia flowering on the International Space Station, with a backdrop of planet Earth!

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More reasons to become a bloomer….

Click here to read an informative article in the Independent newspaper detailing the massive benefits to health that come from exercising in the outdoors.

“Why your GP may be recommending a dose of the great outdoors in 2016.  ‘Green prescriptions’ are common in other countries – and research suggests they can be more effective than drugs.”


Exercise is more effective when taken outdoors AFP/Getty Images


Maybe 2016 is the year you become a bloomer!

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Hot off the press….

The South West in Bloom newsletter is out and is packed with important information about next year’s competition, as well as gardening tips.


Take a look by following this link:

Next year’s theme is focusing again on the importance of green spaces for wildlife and for our health and wellbeing. Thus tackling core issues effecting both ourselves and our planet, as well as being a great vehicle for having fun and connecting with our neighbours, feathered or otherwise!


Helping Wildlife

If you are inspired to join us then get in touch!

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Cannington group signs up to the UK’s first #GivingTuesday

Tuesday 2nd December marks the UK’s first ever #GivingTuesday, a day to celebrate charitable
giving Localgiving offers people in Cannington the chance to triple donations given to Cannington in Bloom through its Triple Tenner Tuesday campaign

Cannington in Bloom is backing the UK’s first ever #GivingTuesday, offering local residents the chance to triple their donations to the group through Localgiving’s Triple Tenner Tuesday campaign.

#GivingTuesday, which falls on Tuesday 2nd December, is a global day dedicated to giving back to charities, communities, local businesses, friends and families. Through, members of the public can give £10 to Cannington in Bloom with the chance that their donation will be tripled to £30.

The Cannington based group will be using the Triple Tenner Tuesday campaign to maximise fundraising on donations made to the group through its annual village bulb planting.

Ray Wardhaugh, Chair of Cannington in Bloom said,

“We’re incredibly excited to be part of #GivingTuesday and hope that the local community will show their generosity and support. We hope that Localgiving’s Triple Tenner Tuesday campaign will help us to maximise the opportunity and raise as much as possible.”

As a founding partner of #GivingTuesday, Localgiving will be tripling 1,000 £10 donations made through on the 2nd of December, in association with the Office for Civil Society.

Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving said,

“We’re committed to raising funding and awareness for local charities, many of which don’t have the resources to run large-scale campaigns to encourage donations. We hope that Triple Tenner Tuesday will enable [insert charity name] to springboard their fundraising on this global day of giving.”

Those wishing to donate and help Cannington in bloom on Giving Tuesday can do so at