24 June is not only Midsummer day but also St John’s Day.
Every year, St Johns’ Almshouses place a wreath to commemorate this on the arch leading into their cloister. This year it is spectacular:
And the hanging baskets in their cloisters also look amazing:
These are watered and maintained by the residents who do a grand job. Thank you to all for such a beautiful Sherborne sight!
Sherborne in Bloom is constantly striving to make our town look attractive but one of the problems we have faced in recent years is that it has often been difficult to persuade businesses to fund hanging baskets outside their shops.
The display of baskets in Cheap Street and the surrounding shopping areas has therefore been patchy and we have worked on different ideas to fill the gaps. This year we decided to take matters into our own hands and we have raised the money to fund enough baskets to hang on all the empty brackets above the shops.
We have done this with the help of our sponsors, including Sherborne Town Council who will water the baskets.
Today the workmen mounted the baskets and the streets have come alive.
The colourful baskets make our shopping areas look summery and welcoming and everyone can benefit: the businesses, the residents and all the welcome guests.