Joseph and Daisy from Greenmount Primary


This year Ryde in Bloom is going to be bigger and better than ever before and schools are being invited to get involved, with over 1,000 packs of seeds distributed to primary schools in the town.

Ryde Town Council has partnered with Haylands Farm to provide the packs free of charge to those schools wanting to take part.

The past 12 months has shown local communities how important gardens and outside spaces are for mental health and wellbeing – and Ryde Town Council are determined to do their part to help local residents.

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For 2021, the Town Council are making the competition simpler and easier to access so that more people can enter than ever before. Ryde in Bloom is open to all residents in Ryde whether they have a garden, patio, allotment, window-box or even a windowsill.

Nichola Cook, Haylands Farm Manager, has said:

“We are proud to be a part of this project and supporting the local community. It’s been a great opportunity for us to work alongside Ryde Town Council and the local schools.”

Shona Parnell of Ryde Town Council adds:

“This year we wanted to make sure that as many people as possible felt that they could enter this wonderful event – you don’t need a huge garden, just a bit of imagination!”

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You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to win the competition either because there are 2 distinct categories – Adults and Under 16. The categories are being sponsored by Wightlink and Goodleaf Climbing.

Ryde in Bloom launched on Friday 23rd April with final judging on from Monday 26th July.

If you would like to discuss Ryde in Bloom further and see how your school can take part, contact [email protected] or call 01983 811105.

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