RHS events:
Tuesday 26 th March 10-1pm – Big Seed Swap One Colchester Community Hub in
the High Street. Please come along and share seeds or just come and tell us what
you do and more about your group. (Poster attached)
Tuesday 26 th March – ONLINE Peat Free Workshop at 7pm to 8:15pm on Zoom
sign up will follow soon. This is an opportunity for In Bloom, Community groups and
It’s Your Neighbourhood groups to find out more about Peat Free and find out how
other groups are coping using Peat Free compost.
1 st – 7 th April Community Garden Week (could you do something that involves your
community to showcase your hard work? Invite other community groups to your
gardens? It is the Easter Holidays, so what about a family fun day?)
22 nd – 29 th April ‘Grow with it’ This year’s seasonal programme being delivered by
the RHS. Here is the link to the page to register your interest and where you will
receive updates. https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/grow-with-it
1 st – 7 th June Volunteers week-  (could you do something that involves your
community to showcase your hard work? Alison used this opportunity to gain new
volunteers for the Colchester Hospital project)
Britain in Bloom celebrates 60 Years this year and their theme for 2024 is
Friendship. We would love to hear of stories from your groups, gardens and
projects around the theme of Friendship. You can share them with me or send them
to communities@rhs.org.uk . If your groups uses social media then tag the RHS on
your posts. Instagram: @rhsgrassroots. X: @rhsbloom. F: @rhscommunitygardening
This would be the perfect time to sign your groups up to ‘It’s Your
Neighbourhood’. This will put your group on the RHS Map of Community Groups.
Here is the link. https://www.rhs.org.uk/get-involved/its-your-neighbourhood