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DSC00437July has all been about the Garden putting on its ‘Best in Show’ face for the Bath Women’s Institute Centenary Garden Party. All that planning, planting, tying in and tending paid off, and what a colourful kaleidoscope of flowers, herbs and vegetables presented itself to the guests on that perfect hot evening in July.

DSC00443On 9th July the Garden was judged as part of the RHS Bath in Bloom national competition.   The famous plantsman and Chelsea 2015 Gold Medal Winner, Jon Wheatley, met Jean and Kitty from the Garden Team at the Garden as part of his judging.   We were very lucky as he said some very kind things, and that our Garden was ‘ exactly what it should be’ full of wonderful plants, and with lots of vegetables that would be of particular interest to children.     Sigh of relief, ( the hour and a half spent by three of the Team snipping every bit of dead thatch out of the chives had obviously paid off!)

DSC00446Another happy Event !     The WI Centenary Rose, Inspiration, planted by Jess , was in full bloom ! And it’s a real beauty !

DSC00439Everyone has a favourite plant, and its fun to look at everything growing in the WI garden and decide whats yours.   Is mine the hollyhocks?  or those wigwams of peas ?   How can one choose when everything looks so lovely !