Catford’s Bulbs in bloom!


This is the 3rd year of Catford Bulbs in Bloom-The Annual Community Project To Brighten Up Catford South!

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The Initiative is a key part of the Catford South Ward priorities- improving the environment and streetscape and cheering up the neighbourhood.It came about after the demise of Lewisham in Bloom and hundreds of people and families take part every year- this autumn 500+ bulb bags will be picked up  by ward  residents.

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As well as families, local schools, community centres, scouts and brownies take part in bulb planting too!

This Years Bulbs:

Daffodils– Dutch Master, Minnow
Tulips– Ballerina, Cashmir Red, Negrita
Crocuses– Golden Yellow, Miss Vain, Whitewell purple

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The Planting Extravaganza!

Everyone planted their bulbs before the end of November. Where possible they planted them publicly for everyone to enjoy- in front gardens, on balconies, in widow boxes. So far we’ve heard about bulbs being planted in handbags and in a teapot! Brilliantly creative!

Take photos!

Show off your planting!
Email your daffodil and tulip photos to

Behind the scenes:

Anne-Marie of Lewisham Garden chooses the bulb varieties and supplies the instructions and Catford in Bloom flyers. She works with Lucy, the Ward Assembly co-ordinator to deliver the project which has doubled in size to 10,000 bulbs given away.
This project is sponsored by The Catford South Ward Assembly and administered by Lewisham Gardens – an organisation set up to encourage people to give an hour or two to their local school or community garden. Get in touch to find out about your nearest garden.

Thank yous!

Huge thanks to Holy Cross School, Torridon Library and Abbotshall HLC staff for their time and goodwill. Plus volunteers from Voluntary Action Lewisham, The Positive Ageing Council, Corbett Residents Association and Lewisham Gardens.


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