Cranleigh is filled with colourful floral displays and hanging baskets which make our village such a lovely place to live and work. In preparation for the South & South East in Bloom Judging day on the 3rd of July, volunteers will be working hard to keep the village weed and litter free. We hope everyone will help to make Cranleigh look as good as possible and as a result enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower filled village for residents and visitors to enjoy.
South & South East in Bloom encourages communities to work together to improve their environment and Cranleigh in Bloom volunteers have helped with several projects in the village.
How to get moving?
- Working in partnership with Waverley Borough Council, log piles have been built around the three village ponds to enhance the habitat for wildlife.
- The neglected front garden at Cranleigh Village Hospital has been improved, weeds removed, overgrowth cut back, fresh compost added and donated plants planted. A volunteer mows and edges the lawn weekly. Cranleigh Village Hospital was the first cottage hospital to be opened in England and is a precious landmark in the village.
- During the Spring volunteers cleared rubbish, cleaned the patio and removed old plants at Rowleys Centre for the Community. Herbs have been planted in the raised bed and there are plans to further improve the floral displays.
- A wildflower area has been created outside the public conveniences in Village Way. Working in partnership with Cranleigh Parish Council and using the kind donation of wildflower turf from Waverley Borough Council, volunteers painted the fences fashionable grey, prepared the ground and then laid the wildflower turf. This spring native wildflower seeds have been sown to bring more colour to the area.
- Sunflower seeds and pots have been given out to encourage children to plant and grow sunflowers. A place has been reserved near the Library so that the children can plant them and watch them grow.
- Cranleigh Rocks was launched in the Easter holidays. Painted pebbles were hidden in & around the village and has this generated an amazing response from residents & visitors alike. In excess of 500 pebbles have been painted and hidden with more being added each day by families who are joining in.
- The Parish Council has dedicated a corner of Snoxhall Fields to be a tranquil natural woodland style Centenary Garden. Work started in April and Cranleigh in Bloom will be involved with the planting and will help to look after the garden.
- Donated by Waverley Borough Council a new bench has been installed a new bench outside the village hall to celebrate Cranleigh being awarded the Town Award 2016 by South & South East in Bloom.
It is with thanks to generous sponsors and volunteers that this initiative can continue. The public areas are watered and maintained by volunteers, if you are able to help with this, Cranleigh in Bloom would love to hear from you. Our email address is