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Bulb Give Away

Bedford’s Bloomin’ Great Bulb Giveaway

 

Bedford’s spectacular spring display has been wowing visitors to the Embankment in Bedford since the beginning of April. With this display reaching an end, Bedford Borough Council is offering over 40,000 bulbs to green fingered members of the public who are keen to reproduce a little bit of the Embankment at home.

 

The display, which this year featured 22 different tulips including Parrot, Lily, Early Double, Triumph, Single and Darwin types, can be re-planted now ready for flowering next spring. The bulbs are being removed to prepare the ground for the summer display and while there is no guarantee that all the flowers will bloom again, they offer the chance for some brilliant flowering.

 

The bulbs will be available for collection at the following locations:

  • Bedford Park (Pavilion in the Park)
  • Russell Park (The Kiosk)
  • Harrold and Odell Country Park (Tea Zels Café)
  • Mowsbury Park (Four Seasons Café)
  • Priory Country Park (Visitor Centre)

 

The tulip bulbs are being offered to the public for free, but charity boxes will be available at the various locations for donations to support the Mayor’s Charities. The Mayor’s Charities include: Autism Bedfordshire, Food Bank Bedford and Bedford Sea Cadets.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “I want to see these bulbs put to good use and given a second chance to bloom and it is great news to be able to help local charities within the Borough. We’ve had a really fantastic display and more planting is to come with the annual summer display welcoming residents and visitors alike.”

 

Small black wheelie bins containing the bulbs will be at each location between Monday 8th June and Sunday 14th June. Please bring your own carrier bags as unfortunately these cannot be provided.

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