Remembrance Sunday

We’ve been working with the assistance of knitting groups at the Library and Community Soul Café in Wallasey Village. We’ve been busy knitting poppies to provide a display at the front of the library for Remembrance Sunday. The purple poppies represent the animals that were killed, and in particular the horses that died, in the First World War.

We have also added a simple poem about the meaning of the poppy. A few of the team will be meeting at the display tomorrow, Sunday 10th November at 11am to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

If you would like to join us you will be very welcome.

Sensory Garden opening…this Saturday!

We would like to invite everyone to the opening of “Wallasey Village Sensory Garden” at Wallasey Village Library this Saturday 3rd August at 12pm.

The Sensory Garden allows visitors of all ages to appreciate a quiet and tranquil place to sit and enjoy the plants that have been chosen for their smell, touch and look. A tactile garden where you can enjoy touching and feeling different types of plants to heighten awareness and bring a positive learning experience.

The Mayor and Mayoress will officially open the garden at 12pm. The Friends of Wallasey Village Library will also provide refreshments.

We hope you are able to join us 🌸🌺🌸

Floral Trail launched…

What an amazing day we had at the Launch of Wallasey Village in Bloom Floral Trail.

Our guest of honour was the one and only (local) Shirley Ballas (and her mum) who kindly gave her valuable time to talk, sign autographs and pose for photos, we thank you so much! What a lovely down to earth person who hasn’t forgotten her Wallasey roots.

And a big thank you to everyone that turned up today and special thanks to the Friends of Wallasey Village Library for the refreshments provided.

Floral Trail

The Floral Trail is our latest exciting new project that brings together our work in the community for everyone to share.

The Floral Trail will be launched on Sunday, 5th May at 11.30am at Wallasey Village Library, St Georges Road, CH45 3NE. We’re honoured that Shirley Ballas, head judge on BBC1 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has agreed to launch our project.

There are four different trails around the village to showcase what is unique about the area and highlights our thriving community. It includes all floral displays we’ve produced and historical places of interest. Each trail is tailored to suit all age groups to promote health and wellbeing.It’s taken a long time to get from the theory of a Floral Trail to the reality, but finally it’s all come together. We have produced maps outlining the four routes (available on the day).

We’ve had wonderful support from local people and the business community who tell us what an impact our work has had on their lives.

Please come along on the day – we look forward to seeing you there!

Recycle | Re-use | Re-plant

This is what we do whenever we are able to. Last year we re-planted a small bay tree at the library. It had been in a pot and we were a bit concerned that it wouldn’t make it at first, but with a little TLC – well, just look at it now!

We love recycling, re-using and re-planting – it makes us happy Bloomers!

Wallasey Village Christmas Festival

Come along and support Wallasey Village in Bloom at the Wallasey Village Christmas Festival tomorrow, Friday 30 November from 4pm to 8pm

We will have Tombola, a raffle, holly pots and much more. 

Let the Christmas season begin! and we look forward to seeing you there….we’ll be opposite the Farmer’s Arms.

Our 4th Annual Event…

Christmas Tree Switch onOur 4th Christmas Tree Lights Switch-On is taking place at 5:00pm on Sunday 2nd December at the junction of Harrison Drive and Bayswater Road.

Please come along and support us, we have Festive treats which include mince pies, mulled wine, tea and coffee as well as snacks for the children too.

We look forward to seeing you there on the day!

11:11:11

In special recognition of the centenary to the fallen in WW1, Wallasey Village in Bloom wanted to pay their respects. Some of the WVIB team, with the help of family and friends hand knitted over 200 of these beautiful poppies which are displayed on the outside wall of Wallasey Village Library, the original idea was to create just a hundred but enthusiasm took over and we also added laurel leaves to the display – lest we forget.

236 Poppy display

We did it! Gold Winners

We’re so incredibly proud of our achievement yesterday at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom (North West) Awards ceremony in Southport, where we were presented with ‘Gold for all our efforts in 2018.

We have worked hard all year round but we could not have done it without our amazing volunteers and the continued support of local businesses and local Wallasey people.  Thank you.

235 2018 Gold Award Large Village Category

Mike Brassey

You may have noticed a bench at Mike’s Circle on Bayswater Road over the past few months and wondered why it was there.  The Circle is named after Mike Brassey and the bench is dedicated to him.  Mike is the father of Suzanne (who is one of the founding members of Wallasey Village in Bloom) and he gave us lots of advice and help in those early months.

It’s two years this week that Mike passed away, so we thought it would be lovely to get his family and friends there and raise a glass to him.  We hope you enjoy using the bench and maybe have a little rest there on your travels.

RIP Mike, gone but never forgotten.

Winter Planting

Last week we had been busy removing the now wilting summer plants in readiness for winter planting!

So early Saturday morning the whole team were out putting together the planters in Wallasey Village, Grove Road and Wallasey Village Library.  This year we have winter pansies, trailing violas and a few ornamental cabbages (a first for us, they look fabulous and we’re looking forward to seeing how they take).  We also took down the cuffs on lampposts to prepare them for planting later in the week.

Huge thanks to Nick at Stollies for the coffees and Rostherne Nursery Ltd for the beautiful plants.

Saturday morning and afternoon in photos!

WALLASEY VILLAGE  :  GROVE ROAD 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

WALLASEY VILLAGE LIBRARY – we’ve planted ornamental cabbages this year!

Bank Holiday weekend

The rain has really helped us this week so this morning it was just a bit of topping up and deadheading.  The library is looking stunning with the begonias ‘blooming beautiful’ and the lavender, after a little turn, have started flowering again.

We’re coming towards the end of the summer planting season and even though they’re still looking lovely, we will be making plans over the next few weeks to start emptying the planters and preparing for the winter show!!

Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend – from all the WVIB Team.

A selection of photos of how our village is looking this weekend:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.