NEWBRIDGE will be alive this summer with riot of colourful blooms as Newbridge Tidy Towns Association prepares to launch their Newbridge in Bloom project at the end of May.
Now in its eighth year, Newbridge in Bloom has grown from an initial sixplanters positioned at the Town Hall to a display this year of 166 planters in various locations from St. Conleth’s Church to St. Patrick’s Church.
“We are very much appreciate the support of our main sponsors who are the Town Council, Newbridge Credit Union, and Bord na Móna as without their continuing support this project could not continue,” said Tidy Towns spokesman Déaglán de Paor.
The success of Newbridge in Bloom depends largely on creating an instant visual impact by positioning pre-filled planters and railing baskets in carefully selected locations throughout the town. Building on the success of the project over the last number of years, Newbridge Tidy Towns Association is delighted to be in a position to expand the floral display again this summer. The Association also appreciate the welcome assistance of KARE volunteers will be “dead heading” the blooms again this year.
Local horticulturist Jer Delaney is in the process of preparing the planters at present, “Jer does a great job selecting plants and colour schemes for this display annually, and this year we hope to compliment the colour schemes adopted for Newbridge 200,” he added.
The aim of Newbridge in Bloom is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the main commercial centre of the town, for the townspeople and visitor alike, and in doing so the Tidy Towns hope to attract visitors to Newbridge who will in turn support the various businesses in the town.
“We feel that the town needs a boost and the Tidy Towns Association are making a positive contribution to the appearance of Newbridge,” he said.
The Chamber of Commerce are currently in the process of organising numerous events as part of the Newbridge 200 celebrations, and Newbridge will Bloom from the end of May to September across the period that these celebrations will be taking place.