Blooms brighten shops and petrol station

March 02 2020
Blooms brighten shops and petrol station

News from St George in Bloom

SINCE 2014 the volunteers from St George in Bloom have been planting up the three containers at the Kingsway Shopping Precinct in St George with colourful plants, to brighten up the area for shoppers, local residents, and the business community at this location.

Later, members of St George in Bloom invited the local traders to donate funds to allow this voluntary enhancement work to continue.

Every spring and autumn the volunteers purchase fresh plants and compost to fill the three planters, then maintain them during the year. The traders help with the summer watering.

St George in Bloom sincerely thanks the following shops and commercial outlets at the Kingsway Shopping Precinct for their generous sponsorship and financial support with this annual project: The Wash & Vac Centre, 42nd Street Hair Salon, McColl’s, Grays Cafe, Kingsway Launderette, Spice Cube takeaway, Atlantic Fish Bar, Vinyl Graphics and Karparts.

Just around the corner from the precinct is the Sainsbury’s store and petrol station, next to the traffic lights at the top of Nags Head Hill.

St George in Bloom volunteers have been brightening up their busy forecourt since 2014 by planting up the raised frontage with perennials and bedding plants that are generously supplied by Sainsbury’s store manager. Volunteers then water and maintain the plants during the year.

Anyone interested in joining or supporting St George in Bloom is welcome to contact Grenville Johnson, chair of the group, by email at or by phone on 0117 949 6788.

Further details of St George in Bloom’s projects can also be found on the website at

Grenville Johnson

Chair & Founder, St George in Bloom