A community plant swap is taking place on Wednesday 7th June in Yeovil as part of the RHS’s community-growing campaign, the Big Seed Sow.

Plants are being provided by the ‘Yeovil in Bloom’ initiative, which is funded by Yeovil Town Council, and have been grown in the Somerset Council run, Lufton Nursery.

The event is taking place at St. John’s Churchyard, Yeovil from 10am until the plants are all gone – so be sure to get there early!

Locals are welcome to bring along a plant from their home or grown in their garden and exchange it for one of over 2,000 plants available at the community event.

The Lufton Nursery team will be on hand to answer any horticultural questions and are on the lookout for volunteers to get involved with Yeovil in Bloom.

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture, said:

“This plant swapping event will ultimately benefit the local wildlife in the area, as well as create a more beautiful and vibrant town for all to enjoy.

“Our nursery team have been busy working with the Yeovil in Bloom volunteers to get these plants ready for the event and are proud of the varieties on offer.

“Visitors to St John’s Churchyard on 7th June will be pleased to find a range of plants including tomatoes, peppers, summer bedding plants and perennials.

“So please support this great community event and bring along some house or garden plants and see what you can find.”

Manny Roper, Chairman for Yeovil in Bloom, said:

“I think this is a wonderful initiative and I would cordially invite all local residents to get involved and bring along a plant and help make this a successful community event”.

Learn about the RHS Big Seed Sow campaign here: www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/big-seed-sow.

Learn about Yeovil in Bloom here: www.yeovil.gov.uk/yeovil-in-bloom.

Keep up with event updates on the Yeovil in Bloom Facebook page.

A selection of photos of the sort of plants that will be at the swap event, including chillies, flowers and perennials.

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June 1, 2023

Jade Chant



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