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.

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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 sue.faversham@felixstowe.gov.uk.

 

 

Huge thanks to the East of England Co-Op, our main sponsor for 2018 who also provided grow-bags and sunflower seeds to the schools.

 

 

Also, a big thank you to all our sponsors for 2018:

Barry Williment

Beatons Group

Bloomfields

Bombay Nite

Buff Daddy Detailing Ltd

Ceremonies with Sentiment

Cheungs Chinese Takeaway

Coastal Cars

Coniston House Residential Home

D B Schenker

David Button Funeral Directors

Diamond Mills & Co

East of England Co-Op

Eastcliff Carpets Ltd

EB Carpets

Farthing Funeral Service

Felixstowe & District Liberal Democrats

Felixstowe Bowls Club

Felixstowe Chamber of Trade & Commerce

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

Felixstowe Forward

Felixstowe Glass Co Ltd

Felixstowe Inner Wheel Club

Felixstowe Pier

Felixstowe Probus 2 Club

Felixstowe Snooker Club

Felixstowe Travel Watch

Fish Dish

Folley Electrical Services Ltd

Foxgrove Residential Home

Fred Olson Cruise Lines

Gas Shop Felixstowe Ltd

Gipping Homes – The Bartlett

Goldstar Transport Ltd

Grange Shipping Ltd

Greyfriars Carpet

Healthcare Homes Group Ltd

Hills Jewellers

Homebase Great Eastern Square

J. & C. Webb

Jackamans Solicitors

JDM Haulage Ltd

Julian Sage Stone Mason

KW Autos

KWL Logistics Ltd

Landguard Rotary Club

Lions Club of Felixstowe

Maidstone Road Baptist Church

Marketing Force Ltd

Martin Rue

Maynell Residential Home

Mediterranean Shipping Co (UK) Ltd

Mike Atkinson

Mr & Mrs Steve Gallant

Mrs. A Thornley

Mrs. A Watkins

Nick Barber’s Auctions

Norman Global Logistics Ltd

Old Felixstowe Community Association

Patricia Skirrow

Peewit Caravans Ltd

Poor Richard’s Books

Rose Care

Russell Smith

Scarborows Opticians

Scissortrix

Scott Beckett Estate Agents

Stressless Health & Beauty Ltd

That’s Amore

The Card Centre

The Deben Butchers

The Felixstowe Society

The Orwell Hotel

The Taffeta Room

Trinity Methodist Church

Undercliff Road Laundry Services

Underwood Hardware & DIY Ltd

Vikings Estate Agent

West End Dry Cleaners

Zygo Freight Ltd