West Farleigh in Bloom



West Farleigh in Bloom


West Farleigh entered the Village category of South and South East in Bloom for the first time in 2018 and we received a Bronze certificate which we were all very pleased with.


In 2019 we have once again entered the Village cateogry and also the Churchyard category additionally. We look forward to a colourful year ahead (and hopefully Silver!)


2018 Sunflower competition Results


We ran 2 competitions throughout the village in 2018, inclusing tallest sunflower and best display:


Holly French from The Hollow won the tallest sunflower competition with a flower that reached 2.74meters tall.


Best Display sunflower competition was judged by Jon fenton, head gardener at Smiths Hall and Lifeline columnist. Gabby King won the with her sunflowers all growing up the telegraph pole outside her house.


Both won trophies to keep and commemorate their fantastic achievements. 

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:


The churchyard is looking good


Flower Arrangers at All Saints


Monthly Litter Picking


All Saints Plant Sale (Coming Soon)


Smiths Hall NGS Open Day (Coming Soon)

Read our Monthly blog about birds, animals and wildlife in West Farleigh by local resident Ray Morris.  Farleigh Feathers 

Read our Monthly blog about gardening by professional gardener Jon Fenlon.

This Month in the Garden




Mar: Sunflower Competition

Posted on 10th March, 2018

This year West Farleigh has entered the South & South East in Bloom competition in the Village category. However large or small your inclusion in this event we want everyone to have fun and create a colourful impact for our neighbours, visitors and through traffic to enjoy. Therefore this spring we are launching 2 Sunflower growing competitions which we very much hope as many houses will join in as possible:

  • Tallest Sunflower – Who in West Farleigh can grow the tallest sunflower this summer? Please plant them in your front garden or bobbing over a garden wall. In July they will be judged for their height and a prize given for the tallest plant grown. Multiple entries per household welcome!
  • Best sunflower display – Sunflowers come in many varieties, not just the giant kind. We are sure that many smiles will be created when passing these potential displays. Judging will again occur in July.

As we will hopefully have lots of sunflowers in the village this summer, if anyone has any good recipes that use this sunny ingrediant please do share them with editor@thefarleighs.com.  Please do join in our efforts.


Another progress report from West Farleigh in Bloom will be available next month in LifeLine as well as updates on our Facebook page too.


2 links for sunflower ideas below:



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Can I still enter the tallest sunflower competition please ??