Discovery Park is backing a three-year project to introduce a floral welcome for visitors to historic Sandwich.
The Sandwich In Bloom team began a programme of displays this summer around the town including The Quay and Guildhall Forecourt. This will extend to other areas of the town centre over the next couple of years.
Discovery Park has supported the initiative, providing funds and several new planters as well as producing a number of commemorative plaques, that will hopefully attract other sponsors to get on board with the project.
Mayer Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Park, said:
“This year is just the start for Sandwich in Bloom helping the town thrive. More sponsorship and volunteer support are needed. Discovery Park hope to continue to help this great initiative”
Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Relations Manager, Discovery Park added:
“It’s been a delight to get involved with the Sandwich in Bloom project this year and we are very proud to unveil these three plaques to celebrate the initiative.
“We’ve seen businesses and residents alike from around the town get involved, and it’s been fantastic seeing the project come to life – literally – as the flowers have bloomed around Sandwich.
Veronica Liote, Mayor of Sandwich, said:
“What a pleasure to see Sandwich in Bloom, it puts the finishing touch to our already beautiful town.
“Thanks to the Sandwich in Bloom team, volunteers and residents who have all helped to make this such a success.
“Plans are already in place to make this even bigger and better next year and hopefully other sponsors will be inspired to come on board to support this wonderful initiative.
Howard Norton of Sandwich In Bloom added:
“It has been a great start and we are impressed with all the support we have received from all our sponsors and volunteers.
“We are literally growing and next year will look even better.”
The Sandwich In Bloom project is a three-year programme, culminating with entry into the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition in 2020. And looking forward to the Open Golf 2020 championship at Royal St Georges’ with the Town looking splendid for residents and visitors to enjoy.