Sunny weather prevailed over the new human nature garden at this year’s launch of Horsham in Bloom.
The 2012 launch on Saturday May 19 provided a selection of seeds and flowers and there was even a stand by Central Sussex Beekeeper Association.
Top tips on managing drought conditions and a display of drought friendly plants were provided by Hillier Garden Centres.
Liz Timmer, spokesperson for In Bloom, said: “We may have had a lot of rain recently but we still need to conserve and use water wisely.”
The newly formed Horsham Town Community Partnership were also in the garden to promote their 2012 action plan and Care for the wild had a stand with items on animals from around the world.
Horsham Organic Growers and Transition Horsham (HOGS) were present to promote nourishing plants in a natural way and offer advice on recycling organic waste.
The Organic growers have offered to look after the small orchard in the garden which holds Sussex apple trees and other fruits.
“The best moment of all was listening to Bethan and Krisha sing a variety of songs,” Liz said. “This is the first time the amphitheatre stage has been used for a singing event and it was much enjoyed.”
Further musical events have been organised for this new facility by the Horsham Garden Music Festival with the first of six concerts, the Diamond Jubilee Prom, on Sunday June 24.
Tickets at £5 are obtainable from James Clothing on North Street or B52’S restaurant and bar, Pirie’s Place.
To learn more about harvesting honey visit www.centralsuusexbka.org.uk. For more information on care for the wild visit www.careforthewild.org or for information on HOGS or Transition Horsham visit wwwtransitionhorsham.org.uk.