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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




September: Sunflower competition

Posted on 29th November, 2019

Sunflower contest What a lovely morning the West Farleigh in Bloom judges had going round the village admiring all your sunflowers in search of the tallest. The winner was Jackie Ellis of Church Lane whose sunflower was 3m 40 cms, closely followed by joint runners up Pauline and Peter from Charlton Lane and Linda from Mill Cottages whose came in at 3m 20cms. Thank you all for your efforts - it was heartening to find more sunflowers than we did last year (38 households in 2019). Let’s keep this going and put West Farleigh firmly on the Britain in Bloom map as the “village of sunflowers” Garden Party The rain held off for our West Farleigh in Bloom garden party and a wonderful time was had by all. Our guests were treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea and royally entertained by the fabulous Pete & Co. As well as raising money for future West Farleigh in Bloom projects, our guests generously donated £161.50 to Spadeworks in Offham. It was nice to see so many of you there - thank you for your support Bug Hutch competition The West Farleigh in Bloom competition to name the Bug Hotel at the Top of Teston Lane in the designated wildlife area was a tough run contest by the younger members of the village. The judges had a very difficult task but managed to whittle the entries down to 2 that split opinions. It was decided that: 1. The Teston Wildlife Bug Hotel will now be called: ‘The Bug Disco – where bugs do the bug bop’ courtesy of William Fowle (aged 5) which included his pictorial image of the party. 2. An additional Bug Hotel will be built for the Church Yard and be called: Casa Coleoptera courtesy of Oscar Waters (aged 12). Both our finalists won their own mini bug hotels to promote wildlife in their gardens too. Thank-you to all who entered. Next Village in Bloom meeting: Wednesday 18th September, 7:30pm at the Good Intent pub.

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