Blair in Bloom
Expected Restart Date: Not known - Currently active and following government guidelines
Updated: 14:22 Thursday 14 January - information changing regularly at the moment so do check with the group direct.
Main Contact: Mary Birch
Blairgowrie & Rattray in Bloom has a dedicated committee of 7, helped by a variety of groups and 19 volunteers, who put in many hours during the year to ensure that the town looks as good as it possibly can. We are very lucky that we have a green area in the town centre called ‘The Wellmeadow’ and the beautiful River Ericht flowing through the town.
Whilst the local council are responsible for some areas, Blair in Bloom provide and maintain the hanging baskets and flower tubs throughout Blairgowrie and Rattray. These are paid for by local businesses, fund raising and donations.
We have 2 large projects in the pipeline/underway at the moment:
Coronation Corner - seeking funding of £40k
Re-siting and re-skinning of a new poly tunnel and structure at Golf Course Road - funding received from Community Environment Challenge Fund for which we are grateful.
Funding received so far with our grateful thanks -
£4,000 received from Tesco Bags for Help
We are also very grateful to have received help with planting, from the Community Payback Team.
Objectives of Blair in Bloom:
- To improve the quality of the environment and improve appearance of the town for the inhabitants and visitors to Blairgowrie & Rattray through horticultural activity, encouraging environmental responsibility and community engagement
- To support the local economy through enhancement of the amenities and facilities deemed relevant for the good of Blairgowrie & Rattray
- To support community initiatives and social causes through fundraising and encourage educational initiatives concerning the local environment and other issues