Project: Heatons In Bloom

Current Status

Active Project

Project Start Date

July 2019


Amanda Fourie

Participating Businesses

The Heatons In Bloom Project

On-street planters were once a main feature of the Heatons, bringing a splash of colour to our shopping areas. Unfortunately, local authority budget cuts several years ago saw the removal of planters from district centres and the annual blooms have become a much missed feature of the Heatons.

Heatons in Bloom is an initiative to bring plants back to the Heatons, particularly around the main shopping areas through displays outside Heatons shops, but also in public spaces looked after by local community groups, and outside local schools. The aim is to encourage displays of plants to be ready for the summer months. Following discussion & advice from the Rotary who run the annual Heatons Open Gardens, mid-June was deemed a good time for plants to be ready to go into baskets, planters etc, and to ensure that colour & blooms remain throughout the summer.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Heatons in Bloom was unable to take place in 2020. We hope to be able to run this project in 2021.

How to get involved

If you own a shop premises in the Heatons, are part of a community group, or represent a local school and would like to be part of Heatons in Bloom, please get in touch for more information and to be added to the list of participants.

Register Your Interest in Heatons In Bloom

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Our Garden-Focused 4HTA Members

Dreamscape Gardens

Dreamscape Gardens is a 4HTA member with a passion for the Heatons and for planting for pleasure.  Details of how Dreamscape Gardens can work with other businesses  will be posted here shortly. 

Green Man Garden

Green Man Garden is a 4HTA member as well as being Chair of Sustainable Living in the Heatons. Sustainable gardening, organic growing, and encouraging wildlife are key focuses, something to think about when chosing planting for shop displays.

Open Outdoor Design

Open Outdoor Design is a 4HTA member as well as being part of the team who run Heatons-based Men in Sheds. Sustainability and using local suppliers are important elements for Open Outdoor Design, as is making the most of outdoor space.

Sustainable Living in the Heatons

Sustainable Living in the Heatons (SLH) have had a huge impact in encouraging planting & growing throughout the Heatons. SLH have worked to improve public spaces by installing raised herb beds, maintaning hedgerows, and planting a small Orchard.

Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter

The annual Heatons Open Gardens is a fabulous celebration of local gardening. Entering its 8th year, Heatons residents open up their gardens to the public each year to showcase their gardens and raise funds for various charities. This year, the Open Gardesn takes place on Sunday, 17 May.

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