In 1985 Felixstowe Town Council first introduced Felixstowe in Flower as a scheme to involve the community of Felixstowe in improving its environment. 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 has been gradually expanded to include a wide diversity of environmental improvements for the Town and to emphasise above all community participation, particularly by Schools and young people in general.
Felixstowe in Flower is a partnership which involves our whole Community. Felixstowe in Flower is financed by sponsorship. The partners in Felixstowe in Flower include local businesses, societies, schools, the Town and District Councils and many individual people of all ages. People participate in different ways. They undertake environmental projects, enter the Felixstowe in Flower competitions which include gardens, floral containers, commercial premises, residential homes, public houses, hotel and guest houses, tallest sunflower, and painting for schools, grow bags for schools and school environmental projects. Felixstowe in Flower encourages people of all ages to care for their environment.
Work continues throughout the year. The preparation time in the Autumn and Spring is just as important as the lovely summer displays. Autumn also sees Felixstowe in Flower’s major event of the year. This is the Awards Ceremony. Over two hundred people of all ages and from all sections of the community attend this Oscar style ceremony. The ceremony celebrates the wonderful contribution made by so many people to our community and the care they give. The 2016 ceremony took place at Felixstowe Academy. To see the winners click here. Photos from the event are in our gallery here.
How to get involved
Felixstowe Town Council can provide summer baskets for business and private households on brackets throughout the Town, Walton and the sea front. These baskets are ready planted are fully maintained, fed and watered all summer until the season finished end of September.
Felixstowe in Flower Sponsors will have a plaque showing the name of their business attached to their basket and, as part of the scheme are widely promoted across the town. All our sponsors are highlighted on the website and a link to your own business website can be included.
Huge thanks to the East of England Co-Op who have again sponsored the event this year, providing gro-bags and sunflower seeds to the schools.
Awaiting 2017 sponsors:
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 2017 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 17 June 10am – 12pm.
Further information about Felixstowe in Flower is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.