Above: hanging baskets in the town centre
Below: Coronation Corner as it is now, before the new project gets underway (see story on the right)
Blairgowrie & Rattray
The twin burgh of Blairgowrie & Rattray lies on either side of the River Ericht at the foot of the majestic Grampian Mountains. It is at the crossroads of several historic routes, with links from the town to Perth, Coupar Angus, Alyth and Braemar. The Wellmeadow is a lovely green space in the heart of the town.
The 'Blair in Bloom' voluntary group has a dedicated committee which is helped by a variety of groups and volunteers who contribute many hours throughout the year to ensure that the town looks as good as it possibly can. They grow their annual plants from plugs in a heated polytunnel and they fill and sell hanging baskets to raise funds. The group has also undertaken a wide range of ambitious projects that have significantly enhanced the local environment.
2019 - An ambitious new project!
‘Blair in Bloom’ was the first Bloom group in Perth & Kinross and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this milestone the volunteers have chosen a new project that will renovate Coronation Corner on Croft Lane in Blairgowrie and create a lasting legacy for the town. A garden at the Corner was originally planted to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, but the site has fallen into serious disrepair (see picture bottom left). The volunteers will completely redesign the area, creating accessible paths, sustainable planting and new seating, to make it a pleasant and inviting space for residents and visitors alike. Once complete, Coronation Corner can be used as additional space for the monthly Community Markets, and for entertainment, music groups, art groups and other such community activities.The latest plan for the site can be found here.
To donate to the project, please visit our Just Giving page. Donating is simple and secure, and your donation will help make the project a reality. Thank You!
Visit the group's website if you'd like to know more.
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