Britain In Bloom (South and South East) Competition 2020
Dorking Mayflower Connection
The Mullins Building
The Mayflower Boat Planters
The Mayflower Boat Plants
Everything used for the boats from building to planting was sourced from local suppliers and businesses with natural products being used where possible.
The plants chosen are in patriotic colours to theme with the town’s hanging baskets. Plants grown for the planters include geraniums, petunias, cosmos, cornflowers, lobelia, zinnias, larkspur, sweet peas, and ivy for growing up the obelisks. The planter outside the Medwyn Surgery has some slightly different flowers with scented and herbal properties including white lavender, thyme, salvia, and camomile.
Dorking’s Floral Hanging Baskets
There are 103 hanging baskets around the town on lampposts and properties, this year they have been planted in patriotic colours to show patronage to both the UK and America.
The flowers used are predominately petunias and trailing geraniums. All baskets have been sponsored by the Dorking Town Partnership and are included in this slide show. We are delighted to announce that many businesses are reopening after lockdown and as from the pictures shown you will see how smart the properties are as many have been newly painted. DTP are also thrilled to see new businesses opening during these challenging times.
Dorking's Town Street Banners
The United Reformed Church
The Mayflower 'Sunrise' Display
One of them, William Mullins, lived just a few yards along West Street from the site of Dorking URC. Pastor John Robinson spoke some parting words to the Pilgrim Fathers as they left on their voyage across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, including a line that has become preserved in the refrain of a well-known hymn: ‘The Lord has yet more light and truth to break forth from his word’.
The Gin Kitchen
Much research and sampling has gone in to defining which natural properties and flavours should be used.
Despite Covid-19 lockdown the latest news is they are shortly releasing a traditional dry gin using natural ingredients that were taken onboard the Mayflower and used within the 1600’s. Title name to be confirmed.
The White Horse
The Kings Head Court
Mole Valley District Council
Hello Dorking Celebrates Dorking 2020 Participants List
Our thanks to all these people who made it all happen.
Dorking Men’s Shed community group for designing, making, painting, and putting into position the wonderful boats. Special mention to Chairman David Tobitt who coordinated the entire venture as well as giving up space in his drive and looking after the newly planted boats until the plants were established enough to move into town.
Linda Tobitt for her fabulous video entries of the building of the Mayflower boat planters included in our entry.
Mrs Patti Lister resident of Rose Hill House who chose, grew, and nurtured every plant from seed or plug. She is also responsible for the layout and planting of the boats. She is continuing to maintain them on a weekly basis along with myself and my daughter Diana.
Miss Diana Adams-Fuller who has helped with all the stages of the planting and has also spent a huge amount of time helping with the portfolio, desktop, and slide show presentation.
Fiona Elizabeth Ingvarsson for running 2019 DTP photo competition, Christmas Window Competition 2019 and taking photos for this presentation.
Jenny Clement resident of Rose Hill for taking a massive repertoire of photos for this presentation.
Zed creative local Dorking company who designed the banners using illustrations from local artist Rachel Dinnage. The banners were made by a local company Eyes Wide Digital and installed by Ultralite our banner and Christmas Light contractor.
Amethyst our contractor who provides and maintains the hanging baskets each year and despite Covid-19 lockdown was still able to keep with our patriotic colours.
The URC church, Pastor, Chris Curry and all the congregation for all their work within their creative floral display and gardens.
Jaqui Hamlyn and The Gin Kitchen for their amazing work and dedication to produce a local gin for this event.
The Dorking Museum volunteers, headed by Jean Ward and Kathy Atherton for all their work in conjunction with Mayflower celebrations.
Mole Valley District Council for continuing maintenance of Dorking’s green spaces and support of Dorking businesses through Covid-19.
All Dorking businesses who have or will be reopening their doors.
Our continued thanks to our fabulous Friends of Dorking and of course ‘Dorkers’ who have provided Christmas lights, Easter and Spook hunts, The Town Crier, and hanging baskets to the town for a great number of years.
The Dorking Town Partnership including all 320 plus Bid levy members, all board members, with special thanks to Charlotte Whitaker DTP manager, Andrew Fuller Chairman and Nick Boot company secretary for their work and full support of the projects undertaken.
My name is Elizabeth Fuller and I am delighted to present:
‘Hello Dorking Celebrates Mayflower 2020’
Download the Portfolio to find out more about our entry.