Thursday 2 June 2022

Buxton Turns Orange for Festival Fun

Last year much loved committee member Viv Marriott came up with a brilliant idea to "cheer up the town and celebrate the Fringe" - plant orange flowers!  

The idea quickly caught on with care homes, businesses, shops, pubs and public and private gardens all joining in.  This year we are determined to spread orange flowers across the whole town.

Green-fingered members of the committee have been feverishly planting Marigold and Nasturtium seeds for weeks (we needed 140 flowers to fill the just Opera House planter last year - that's a lot of seeds!) 

We are grateful to our good friends Jo and David Holdway who have kindly donated enough marigolds for the Opera House planter as a lovely tribute to Viv. 

The team will be filling the planter in front of the Opera House on 14th June so keep your fingers crossed for dry weather followed by a quick shower to "bed" them in. Hopefully it will look as bright and cheerful as it did last year.

Our list of repeat Orange Hot Spots, as we call them, is already expanding with new sites and businesses joining in. So start looking out for our Orange Hot Spots from mid June, we hope that the lovely flowers will make you smile.

If you would like to create your own Hot Spot it's not too late to sow some seeds and plant a pot.  Marigold, Calendula, Nasturtium, Begonias and Busy Lizzy are all  easy to grow and will flower for weeks as long as you remember to take off the dead flowers and give them a regular drink of water.

To find out more or to become one of our Hot Spots contact

Carole Garner

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