Felixstowe Town Council first introduced the Felixstowe in Flower scheme in 1985 to support the whole community in transforming the town with flowers each summer. In the first year 60 hanging baskets were sponsored by local firms and organisations and from these small beginnings a comprehensive community scheme has developed.
Felixstowe in Flower is a partnership which involves the whole community, supported by sponsorship. Our partners include local businesses, community groups, schools and individuals who are each able to participate in different ways. Whether by entering one of the floral competitions (which include gardens, floral containers, commercial premises, residential homes, public houses, hotel and guest houses, tallest sunflower, or school-led projects such as painting, grow-bags and environmental displays), or by sponsoring floral baskets or prizes, Felixstowe in Flower encourages people of all ages to care for their environment.
Though the scheme comes to life in the summer months, it is a year-round effort. The scheme is reviewed in the winter in ready for spring preparations and following the summer displays all the competition winners are honoured at the Felixstowe in Flower Awards Ceremony in the autumn. Around two-hundred people of all ages and from all sections of the community attend this Oscar-style ceremony to celebrate the wonderful contribution made to our town by so many people. The 2017 ceremony took place at Felixstowe Academy, see a list of all our winners here and photographs from the event here.
How to Get Involved
One very cost-effective way of supporting Felixstowe in Flower is by sponsoring one of our hanging baskets, tubs or troughs. From only £50, inclusive of VAT, sponsorship covers the purchase, installation, maintenance and watering of your display plus a branded name plaque indicating your support. All sponsors are acknowledged and thanked at the Felixstowe in Flower Awards ceremony.
Calling All Gardeners and Businesses!
Now is the time to enter the Felixstowe in Flower competition. Entry is free and easy to do and there is the opportunity to win prizes too!
Please download our Competition and Sponsorship form 2018 and return to: Felixstowe in Flower, Town Hall, Felixstowe, IP11 2AG or come along to our launch event at the Felixstowe Triangle Canopy on Saturday 23 June 10am – 12pm.
Further information about Felixstowe in Flower is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge thanks to the East of England Co-Op, our main sponsor for 2018 who also provided gro-bags and sunflower seeds to the schools.
Thank you to Trinity College Cambridge for their generous donation.
And a big thank you to all who sponsored a display in 2018:
|Barry Williment||Jackamans Solicitors|
|Beatons Group||JDM Haulage Ltd|
|Bloomfields||Julian Sage Stone Mason|
|Bombay Nite||KW Autos|
|Buff Daddy Detailing Ltd||KWL Logistics Ltd|
|Ceremonies with Sentiment||Landguard Rotary Club|
|Cheungs Chinese Takeaway||Lions Club of Felixstowe|
|Coastal Cars||Maidstone Road Baptist Church|
|Coniston House Residential Home||Marketing Force Ltd|
|D B Schenker||Martin Rue|
|David Button Funeral Directors||Maynell Residential Home|
|Diamond Mills & Co||Mediterranean Shipping Co (UK) Ltd|
|East of England Co-Op||Mike Atkinson|
|Eastcliff Carpets Ltd||Mr & Mrs Steve Gallant|
|EB Carpets||Mrs. A Thornley|
|Farthing Funeral Service||Mrs. A Watkins|
|Felixstowe & District Liberal Democrats||Nick Barber’s Auctions|
|Felixstowe Bowls Club||Norman Global Logistics Ltd|
|Felixstowe Chamber of Trade & Commerce||Old Felixstowe Community Association|
|Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club||Patricia Skirrow|
|Felixstowe Forward||Peewit Caravans Ltd|
|Felixstowe Glass Co Ltd||Poor Richard’s Books|
|Felixstowe Inner Wheel Club||Rose Care|
|Felixstowe Pier||Russell Smith|
|Felixstowe Probus 2 Club||Scarborows Opticians|
|Felixstowe Snooker Club||Scissortrix|
|Felixstowe Travel Watch||Scott Beckett Estate Agents|
|Fish Dish||Stressless Health & Beauty Ltd|
|Folley Electrical Services Ltd||That’s Amore|
|Foxgrove Residential Home||The Card Centre|
|Fred Olson Cruise Lines||The Deben Butchers|
|Gas Shop Felixstowe Ltd||The Felixstowe Society|
|Gipping Homes – The Bartlett||The Orwell Hotel|
|Goldstar Transport Ltd||The Taffeta Room|
|Grange Shipping Ltd||Trinity Methodist Church|
|Greyfriars Carpet||Undercliff Road Laundry Services|
|Healthcare Homes Group Ltd||Underwood Hardware & DIY Ltd|
|Hills Jewellers||Vikings Estate Agent|
|Homebase Great Eastern Square||West End Dry Cleaners|
|J. & C. Webb||Zygo Freight Ltd|