The Didsbury in Bloom group's aim is to make Didsbury a pleasant place for everyone by creating beautiful flower planters and other floral features throughout the village centre and beyond.
The group's members are all volunteers who undertake a variety of tasks throughout the year, including twice-yearly planting of the planters, monthly cleanup sessions, watering and weeding. Each planter is adopted and cared for throughout the year by individuals, families, groups, traders and school representatives. In addition to the work carried out in the village centre, there are fifteen more groups of volunteers who work hard to keep their own particular areas looking "clean and green". These include residential streets, parks, churchyards, allotments, school grounds, etc.
Altogether, during 2015, it was estimated that at least 230 volunteers were contributing to Didsbury in Bloom. This magnificent effort was recognised again last year (2015) by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) which awarded Didsbury with a gold medal for being the best urban community in the North West. In addition, Didsbury was in the Britain in Bloom national finals 2015 and gained a joint second place in the same category. The Bloom group has links with local traders and businesses who share its aims and is supported by Manchester City Council.
If you would like to become involved, by helping in the village centre or by greening your own area, please contact Heather Stemp on 07710106011.