The official launch of Farnham in Bloom 2016 has taken place at Forest Lodge Garden Centre.

Sponsors, members of the Farnham in Bloom community group and supporters who have volunteered to get involved in this year’s campaign, received a warm welcome from the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mrs Pat Frost.

Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés, which were served courtesy of Forest Lodge in their new restaurant.

The Mayor spoke about the horticultural successes of 2015 and said how proud she is that Farnham has been chosen to represent Surrey in RHS’s Britain in Bloom. She also gave grateful thanks to this year’s Farnham in Bloom sponsors which include Corporate sponsor BBS Ltd; Gold sponsors: The Patio Black Spot Removal Company Ltd, Graduate Landscapes, Forest Lodge and Squire’s Garden Centre and Silver sponsor, Bourne Valley Contractors. Everybody who has so far sponsored an individual planter or hanging basket was also acknowledged and thanked.

Bob Frost from BBS Ltd, supplier of MagiMix products, has chosen to be the Corporate Sponsor of Farnham in Bloom for the second year running. He said: “We are delighted to be supporting Farnham in Bloom. Our business has been based in Farnham for nearly 25 years and during this time, we have seen the general environment and standard of floral displays in the town centre and surrounding areas grow exponentially. When you arrive in Farnham and see the flowers around the town and at the entrances to Farnham it is an absolute joy and quite uplifting.”

As well as beautiful flower displays, Farnham in Bloom delivers a wide range of initiatives and projects that bring wider community benefits. Martin Billett, Chairman of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group explains: “We’re really excited about our entry into Britain in Bloom this year. The Community Group is working hard to make its entry inclusive to everyone, especially youngsters. Together with a number of year-round In Bloom initiatives we’re doing our best to make a successful entry at national level and to tell everyone what a great place Farnham is to live and work.”

Opportunities to get involved in Farnham in Bloom including sponsorship packages, events and activities can be found on our In Bloom pages.

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