A Wheelie Great Garden

The new Inner Wheel Club garden on the Uppingham Road part of the bypass
The Inner Wheel Club garden on  Uppingham Road

A new garden has been created on Uppingham Road to celebrate the 90th anniversary of The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Inner Wheel Association President this year asked every club in the country to complete a community project using “wheels” to celebrate this special anniversary – the Rutland Club chose to donate to Oakham in Bloom and together they created a round flower bed using a bicycle as its centrepiece alongside the cycle path on Uppingham Road and the bypass.

Rutland President Mary Parkin has coordinated the whole project by successfully ‘wheeling and dealing’ with local suppliers, whom we would like to thank for their generous support. They are: Rose Dejardin (designer of the garden), Palmers of Oakham, Howarth Timber & Building Suppliers of Corby, Gates Nurseries, Christine Davies, Barbara Clements, Oliver Hemsley of Paint it and Plant it.

On Friday 20 June the Inner Wheel members met with Chris Morten, Acting Chairman of Oakham In Bloom, for the official unveiling and handover of the Inner Wheel garden – the area will be maintained by Oakham In Bloom volunteers as part of their regular maintenance programme.

Chris Morten said “It’s wonderful to work with other community organisations and we’re delighted that the Inner Wheel Club chose to share their anniversary with Oakham In Bloom and the town itself. We hope that cyclists in particular will enjoy the garden on their route.”

The Inner Wheel Club meets monthly at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel. Anyone wishing to find out more information about the club, or wishing to join us, please contact secretary Mrs Pat Munro on 01572 723464.

To join Oakham In Bloom as a volunteer gardener or fundraiser please contact Chris Morten on 01572 759108 or email info@oakhaminbloom.org.uk