We always have a lot going on, but some of our projects - whilst they are brilliant in their own right - don't quite merit a page of their own!
In April 2019, working in partnership with Denbigh Rotary, Denbigh in Bloom took over the management of one of the listed red phone boxes alongside the Library.
The telephone boxes were being vandalised and local business owners were concerned about anti-social behaviour they were attracting. Once decommissioned by BT, Denbigh in Bloom painted them and planted up one of the kiosks. The other now houses a defibrillator, which is accessible 24/7 in case of emergency.
It’s a shady and very windy spot, so we have focused on hardy, foliage plants such as heuchera, alchemilla mollis, ajuga, lamium and ophipogon. Over the course of the summer, it was lovely to see so many residents and visitors admiring it and having their photos taken by it! We were supported by Denbigh Co-op, Kingfisher Construction Services Ltd and Travis Perkins Denbigh to make this project happen.
In early June 2019, to coincide with Volunteer Week, Denbigh in Bloom arranged an open session at a rather sorry and neglected space at the bottom of Vale Street. As a cut through from the road into the new retail park, this area already boasted some seating. With some effort and muscle from our volunteers, we removed the weeds and introduced some native planting to bring a spot of colour and structure to this shady corner, creating a green haven, all year round. It’s a riot of colour in the summer and especially nice to know that all the plants have come from the gardening community of Denbigh.
We also introduced new bespoke Welsh oak planters to the key gateways into town. We have one at the entry from Denbigh Green and another at the top of Rhyl Road. These planters are really beautiful and impressed the Wales in Bloom judges, who noted the quality of the build. We hope to add more of these to every entry point in town and are discussing these with potential sponsors at the moment. The first planter installed has been sponsored by Denbigh Town Council, with the second by Grwp Cynefin.