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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. In 2019 we entered both the Village category and also the Churchyard category. In both we reached Silver medals.


We are entering the same 2 categories again in 2020 and are still aiming to better ourselves, at least a Silver Gilt this year!

Kent Wildlife Trust


We liaise with the local Kent Wildlife Trust alot in our efforts to support the environment in our village.


We have worked together to designate a large green expance managed by the Highways agency as a 'Wilder Verge'

They are also promoting Wild About Gardens which we are embracing. More can be found out here

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:


Flower Arrangers at All Saints


Monthly Litter Picking



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




Evidence of bulb Planting?

Posted on 29th November, 2019

Hopefully by the time you read this there will be evidence of the bulb planting we did last year and there will be daffodils galore in West Farleigh – and hopefully crocuses too (although there isn’t much sign of them yet!)


We were delighted to welcome 5 new members to our group this month when we met discuss our entry into this year’s South East in Bloom and what we could do to better our bronze award last year. One of the areas we didn’t score very well in last year was ‘conservation and biodiversity’ and with this in mind we plan to turn the triangle at the top of Teston Lane (which is proving exceedingly difficult to cultivate) into a wildlife area. We already have the bug hotel there and you may have noticed the two bird boxes we now have.We are planning another cleanup of the area this month and hope to promote more wildlife to the area, for example dormice and reptiles.


The parish council kindly donated some money towards planters on the village green which will be coming soon. As we got a special mention at South East in Bloom for our sunflowers we would like to encourage everyone to get involved again this year. Judging this year of the tallest sunflower will be in August, a little later this year to give our sunflowers a chance to grow another few inches. We are happy to provide sunflower seeds to anyone who is willing to grow them – please just let the editor know and we will be in touch.


We are very excited as this year we are entering the churchyard into the competition – so we might come away with two prizes!!


A couple of dates for your diaries:

Sunday 12 May – Church plant sale – we will be making an appearance to offer cream teas and selling sunflower plants as well as bird and bat boxes.

Fathers Day – Sunday 16 June – following our successful Fathers Day walk with refreshments en route last year, we are planning to repeat this – but with a scavenger hunt as well this year.


Our aim is to make the village bright and colourful and we are very grateful to those villagers who have put out planters and planted bulbs.

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