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Friends plant 6,000 plants

Group of people in greenhouse in front of hundreds of plants.

A magnificent floral display awaits Farnham’s plant lovers thanks to the tremendous achievement of a new Farnham in Bloom volunteer group that planted 6,000 plug plants in just two days over Easter. 

New for 2019, the Bloomin’ Friends group, which completed the mammoth task, is providing Farnham Town Council with hands-on practical help for this year’s Farnham in Bloom competition. Farnham Town Council took delivery of the 6,000 plug plants on the Wednesday before Easter. Volunteers, supported by Town Council staff, potted on 4,000 plants on Thursday and finished the remaining 2,000 on Good Friday. The display will be ready to see at a greenhouse open day on 22 May.   

Iain Lynch, Town Clerk at Farnham Town Council says: “The group worked tirelessly to make sure these plug plants were planted on as soon as possible. Farnham in Bloom relies heavily on volunteer support and many hands make light work so if this is the sort of task you would like to help with, please get in touch.”

Volunteers carry out a substantial number of the practical tasks involved in making Farnham in Bloom the success that it is each year and the organisers are always looking for more helpers. While many are keen gardeners, others are simply enthusiastic hard workers or eager to learn. Volunteers should contact Farnham Town Council to find out more about how they can help.

The plant display will be on show at Farnham in Bloom’s annual Greenhouse Open Day on Wednesday 22 May from 10am to 12pm and then again from 6-7pm. The open day gives people the chance to see a sneak preview of Farnham in Bloom before plants are distributed around the town and surrounding villages. Entrance is free but visitors are asked to register by emailing

Refreshments will be available and visitors arriving by car will receive information about parking arrangements when they register.

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