Bulb planting Events
Pride in Bedford run community daffodil bulb planting events
in October and November.
Each area/village is allocated approximately 450- 500
daffodil/crocus bulbs along with all the equipment needed to plant
them. Areas to be planted are agreed in advance with the Pride in
Some bulb planting events are also linked to litter pick
events- in the past many villages have had both on the same day
giving residents a choice of activity they would like to do.
The aim was 6000 daffodil bulbs!
Most planting events took place during the October half
term holiday, which was also our Make a Difference week
Daffodils have been planted by volunteers in Pavenham, Wootton,
Chaucer Road, Oakley, Thurleigh, Melchbourne, Yelden, Cardington,
Goldington and Eastcotts Road.
We also held daffodil assemblies and planted bulbs with Lakeview
Lower, Brickhill Lower and Great Denham Primary Schools.
2011 was the biggest year yet for bulb planting- and despite the
hard ground conditions volunteers managed to plant all 10,000
daffodil and crocus bulbs.
The following areas had community bulb planting sessions;
Cople, Brickhill, Great Denham, Roxton, Clapham, Renhold,
Wymington, Podington, Carlton, Biddenham, Turvey, Ravensden,
Colmworth, Harrold and Odell.
Pride in Bedford also did some bulb planting with Livingstone,
Stephenson and Springfield Lower Schools.
Some daffodil bulbs were also planted with Goldington Green
Lower School through their local Street Ranger.
Areas covered in 2010 were; Biddenham, Brickhill, Western Street
Gardens, Bromham, Cotton End, Shortstown, Riverfield Drive,
Kempston, Muswell Road Gardens, Queen's Park and Great Barford.
Pride in Bedford also did some bulb planting with The Hills,
Hazeldene and St. John Rigby Lower Schools.
Areas covered in 2009 were; Wyboston, Chawston,
Colesden, Thurleigh, Riseley, Harrold, Tavistock
Community Centre, Scott Hall Community Centre
Some of the events that have taken place;
(Brickhill on the left and Roxton on the right- these
events took place in October 2011).
Bookings for 2013 will be available from June 2013 onwards-
please contact the Pride in Bedford Team on 01234 718276 or email