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Beautiful planting and a sign explaining how Murphy have supported the project

What does Golborne in Bloom mean to you?

by Editor

They are the group responsible for the beautiful blooms on Golborne Library’s gardens; the Charles Napier gardens and in the car park, the lush planting on the embankment of Tanners Lane between the library and bridge and in the garden borders of Peter Kane Square.

And last year, the volunteers of Golborne in Bloom even won a prestigious Green Flag Community Award for their blooming marvellous work around the town, which has been ongoing since 2016.

Now Golborne in Bloom need YOUR help – and all you have to do is let them know what you think of their work!

Feedback on the year-round work of this green fingered bunch will help them plan their work for 2024 – and may also come in handy when they apply for grants or awards in future.

You can help Golborne in Bloom by answering three easy questions in their survey here.

About Golborne in Bloom

Golborne in Bloom was established seven years ago, with the aim of injecting some civic pride into Golborne Town Centre. Since then, the achievements of the group are clear for all to see. Golborne in Bloom are committed to environmentally sustainable work, using composters and water butts, and providing incredible habitats for wildlife.

They work with other groups in the community, including older people, people with additional needs and school children, to get them involved in their work.

Mayor Kevin Anderson chats with Golborne in Bloom volunteers at the Green Flag celebration event.

The group have been supported by Wigan council and local councillors, community group The Voice, as well as local businesses J Murphy and Sons and Advanced Fencing. Many of their plants come from local small business Basketcases, based on Heath Lane in Golborne, who also donate their end of season plants to Golborne in Bloom.

Get involved

This friendly group of volunteers meet at Golborne Library every Thursday and Saturday (weather permitting) between 9am-12pm. Come along and get involved – no experience or expertise is needed, as they’ll be more than happy to help. It’s a fantastic way to spend a few hours enjoying some gardening, getting to know others, and gaining the satisfaction of seeing what a difference you are making to the town.

You can also find out more about the group by following them on Facebook.

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