Help us plant 10,000 bulbs!
An ambitious campaign to plant 10,000 daffodil bulbs across
Bedford Borough is now underway.
Bedford’s Big Bulb Plant Month is organised by Bedford Borough
Council’s Pride in Bedford team and will see 16 events during
October and early November to plant daffodils in rural and urban
parts of Bedford Borough. The first 500 daffodil bulbs were planted
by 15 volunteers in Cople on the 1st October.
All events are completely free and all equipment is provided.
Volunteers are simply asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear.
You don’t even have to register, just come along and get stuck
Events take place on Saturday mornings, between 10am and noon.
There will also be a special week of planting days during October
half term – not a bad way to keep the kids occupied for a couple of
Councillor Sarah Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community
and Regulatory Services, said: “Planting 10,000 daffodils may sound
ambitious but I am sure the enthusiasm of those who get involved
will make it happen.
“These bulb planting events are happening across the borough in
both urban and rural areas giving many hundreds of people the
chance to come together and help us reach our ambitious
The events planned are as follows:
Sat 8th Oct 10-12 noon Brickhill - meeting at
Sat 15th Oct 10-12 noon Great Denham - meeting at
Medical Centre, Kingswood Way
Sat 22nd Oct 10-12 noon Roxton - meeting at Village Hall,
Sat 29th Oct 10-12 noon Harrold - meeting at Village
Sat 6th Nov 10-12 noon Odell - meeting at Village
October Half Term events;
Mon 24th Oct 10-12 noon Clapham - Millennium
Mon 24th Oct 1-3pm Renhold - junction of Ravensden
Road & Hookhams Lane
Tue 25th Oct 10-12 noon Wymington - Church Lane play
Tue 25th Oct 1-3pm Podington - outside
Christopher Reeves School, Hinwick Road
Wed 26th Oct 10-12 noon Wilstead - meet point to be
Wed26th Oct 2-4pm Carlton - corner of The Causeway
and Beeby Road
Thu 27th Oct 10-12 noon Biddenham - corner of Darlow
Drive and Elger Close
Thu 27th Oct 1-3pm Turvey - meeting at war
Fri 28th Oct 10-12 noon Ravensden - Blacksmith Arms
PH Car Park
Fri 28th Oct 1-3pm Colmworth - Village Hall, Church
As with all Pride in Bedford events, volunteers will receive a
Big Pride Point which can be exchanged for rewards such as swimming
vouchers and cinema tickets at certain point levels. Sainsbury’s
(Clapham Road store) are supporting the big bulb plant month by
offering goodies to all children under 16 that take part in an