Category Archives: Gardens and Green Spaces
Monday 22 May 2023 is International Biological Biodiversity Day
Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike. The theme of the 2023 International Day for Biological Diversity is “From agreement to action: Build back biodiversity” . See https://www.unesco.org/en/days/biological-diversity Helpful hints of the many things […]Read More
Tulips Throughout Amersham
Each day brings more vibrancy to Amersham…look at these beautiful tulips throughout the town, a burst of colour at every turn! The Town Council team and Bloom volunteers planted over 15,000 tulip bulbs around Amersham. All the bulbs are lifted, stored and replanted, bringing more and more colour each year. Huge thanks to the residents […]Read More
Our Wildlife Needs Your Help!
Spring is on the way and wildlife needs our help. If you have a garden or space where you can hang a birdfeeder, the birds will really benefit from the seeds and peanuts. (Poor quality peanuts can carry the aflatoxin fungus, which kills birds if they eat it, so buy peanuts that are guaranteed aflatoxin-free […]Read More
Stage Two Of Hedge Planting At Stanley Hill Cemetery/Willow Wood
Another great day at Willow Wood last week, with pupils from Stony Dean School and Dr Challoners Grammar School (DCGS) joining forces for stage two of our hedge planting project. Watch our video about the project on Facebook by clicking here. Thanks again to TCV – The Conservation Volunteers for donating many of the trees […]Read More
New Native Hedgerow For Stanley Hill Cemetery/Willow Wood
Today we were joined by pupils from Woodside Junior School and Stony Dean School to plant the first stage of a new native hedgerow at Stanley Hill Cemetery/Willow Wood. It is hoped that in years to come the hedge will provide navigation for bats and a nesting site for many species of wildlife. Thank you […]Read More
Tidying Pondwicks With The Chilterns Green Gym
It was great to spend a morning in Pondwicks, Old Amersham, with the Chilterns Green Gym (TCV – The Conservation Volunteers), practicing the ancient way of mowing—scything. It was wonderfully quiet with only the sound of swishing and the occasional blade sharpening breaking the silence. Similarly, swapping out noisy, fuel-guzzling machinery for a simple blade […]Read More
30,000 Newly Planted Bulbs In Our Town!
Over the past couple of weeks, the Town Council team, bloom volunteers and pupils from Stony Dean School have joined forces to plant over 30,000 bulbs- tulips, daffodils (including native narcissi), crocuses and native bluebells- in the beds (including beneath many street signs), tubs and planters around town. Many of the bulbs are those lifted […]Read More
Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Bed Information Board Installed!
It is fantastic to finally install an information board at the Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Bed, Sycamore Corner. Be sure to have a read when you are passing. Huge thanks to those who helped fund the project- Amersham Action Group, Barnett Waddingham, Amersham and District Residents Association and Rotary in Amersham. We would also like to […]Read More
Britain in Bloom Awards 2022
We are delighted to announce that Amersham has been crowned the overall Winner at the 2022 UK Finals of Britain in Bloom. In addition to this amazing accolade, Amersham was also named the winner of the Children and Young People’s Participation Award and the RHS discretionary Sustainable Gardening Award. RHS Community Gardening A quite remarkable […]Read More
ATC To Join The Eco-Fair On Sat 24th Sept 2022!
We are pleased to confirm that Amersham Town Council will hold a stall at the Eco-Fair, taking place this Saturday (24th Sept) at the Amersham Free Church, from 10:30am-3:00pm. Our stall will be showing the conservation and sustainability work being carried out by the council. We look forward to seeing you all there!Read More