The Golf Bags are coming……

We have started to put out the golf bags in preparation for the Women’s Open Golf in August

There will be bags along the route from St Annes Station to the Royal Lytham Golf Club

This should provide some colour amd a bit of fun for visitors during the golf tournament and hopefully beyond

The plants are in small pots so watering and keeping them fresh is going to be an ongoing task whilst they are in place

Thankfully we have had some rain recently  but with the dry weather set to continue we will have plenty of work to do

Look out for the bags when you are out and about – they are due to be joined by some friends soon…….watch this space


Return of the piano!

With a marvellous team effort on Thursday morning the piano is now installed in the Peace and Happiness Garden.

Steven Owen donated an old piano to us which Trevor Medly has made fit to be seen.
Thanks so much to Owens Removals for their continued support in this bonkers project.

Steve and his helper having just moved the piano for us – many thanks!


Pam, Ian and Sandra helped Fiona with the display.

A big thnak you to all of our fantastic Peace and Happiness Gardeners for their work tidying up the garden and putting in extra hours. 
Lynda sorted out the succulent bedding display at the base of the Les Dawson statue too.

Our vertical gardens have also been installed and the image shows one of them before going on the wall. Please pop down to the shelter in the garden by the Pier to have a closer look!

Well done Lee Ramage for finishing off the display

This is one of the display units before being installed on the wall

Planting Time


Summer is alays a busy time and we have been fully occupied planting up tubs and troughs for our town display

We welcomed some new volunteers and most of the time the weather has been very kind to us, although keeping the plants watered has been something of a challenge


Can you spot the bee?

The tubs and troughs sponsored by our local business supporters are now going out around the town


The Ladies Open Golf is now almost upon us and we have some very special planting being prepared to welcome the thousands of international Visitors who make this event so special

So please watch this space!

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Colourful Welcome Awards – enter now!

Following the success of last year’s competition St Anne’s on the Sea In Bloom are launching the second Colourful Welcome award scheme.

If you run a hospitality business in St Anne’s on the Sea why not show your customers a colourful welcome by planting your garden, tubs or troughs with plants that provide a vibrant splash of colour and enter the competition?

Categories for hospitality businesses are:

  1. Guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast
  2. Hotel
  3. Restaurant
  4. Café
  5. Pub

Send your business name and full address of the business property to St Anne’s on the Sea In Bloom via email using the contact tab above or through our Facebook page by Sunday 24/06/18

Judging will take place in July and August

Here are a few of the entries from last year to show what can be achieved

Your help is needed!

Thank you to everyone involved with donations of golf bags to St Annes in Bloom
We now have over 60 golf bags of various heights, widths and shapes ! 
We have enough for our needs so no more contributions are required.

However, if anyone can spare an hour or two to help to us with planting up the pots for the bags we need you to come along please
This is happening at Ashton Gardens depot/greenhouses at 10am on Friday 8th June instead of the Thursday as was previously advertised. 
Just turn up with your gardening gloves, hand fork/trowel and join in the fun. 
Hope to see you then




Stone Carving Workshops

The stone carving workshops have been well attended with lots of contributions to the artwork

The finished panels will be added to the wall in the Peace and Happiness garden at the end of this week

Residents and visitors have been very interested in the project and keen to make their mark

The weather has been fantastic and lots of passers by stopped off to say “hello” and chat about the work we are doing