Traders Christmas Wreath Competition

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s wreath competition is Iapetus. The entries this year were fantastic, however the LION head, made from foam clay, won the Mayor over in the judging and he awarded first prize to the gallery.

Thank you to all the traders that took part in this year’s wreath competition, it is great that traders continue to support the town in making it look very Christmassy!

Festive Cheer bags

Malvern Town Council support Malvern Salvation Army annually by donating Festive Cheer Bags to families who are struggling at Christmas.

What started as a campaign during Covid-19 has carried on, through public donations and donations from Councillors, as well as support from local supermarkets in previous years.

On Monday 18 December, 60 bags were delivered to Malvern Salvation Army for youngsters and young adults – in their festive bag this year were much needed hygiene products such as shampoos and body sprays etc, as well as a family game and chocolates.

The Malvern yarn bombers and knitting groups also contribute to this campaign by knitting angels for the bags.

Thank you for all the support for this campaign.

Roses for Rosebank Gardens

Improvement works to the entranceway bed just inside the gates of Rosebank Gardens have been taking place recently, with the bed being dug out, refilled with new soil, and planted with approximately 80 new Precious Amber, bare-rooted roses.  There are a few more roses still to be planted, but when finished, these will provide a wonderful display of colour.

Planting changes are always carefully considered.  This bed has, for many years put on a wonderful display of peach-coloured roses, but these plants were looking tired, had been affected by mildew and were requiring quite a lot of individual care.  The old roses have now been given away to good homes and replaced with ones more suited to the environment within the gardens.  The ability of these new roses to withstand temperature changes and just keep growing mean that they are the right plant in the right place.  This is a definite bonus for the multiple visiting insects, as their food source stays intact.  Our gardeners in Rose Bank Gardens have seen a mix of bees, ladybirds, beetles, spiders, hoover flies, butterflies, wasps, and a grasshopper all in this area.