Chris Bavin meets the Bloomers of Evington in Leicester, who are determined to win their first gold by impressing the judges with their cutting-edge growing techniques.
Chris Bavin travels to Evington to meet the Leicestershire Bloomers who are determined to use gardening to combat social isolation and win their first gold award.
Firstly, a group of elderly volunteers who look after Burnaby Gardens revive an overgrown area of this historic park with a brand new planting scheme. Next, the Gardening Club transforms an abandoned strip of land at the local primary school into a bee-friendly wildlife area. Finally, the volunteers undertake an ambitious food growing project – by turning an empty polytunnel into an innovative aquaponic farm, using fish to fertilise plants that aren’t grown in soil. The scale of all their ambition means the Bloomers have a huge amount to do before the judges come in eight weeks’ time.
|Production Manager||Rob Weber|
|Executive Producer||Carla-Maria Lawson|
|Executive Producer||Meredith Chambers|
|Series Editor||Helen White|