Inner Wheel ‘Bicycle’ Garden

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

In 2014, the Inner Wheel Club garden was 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 had 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 we created flowerbed using a bicycle as its centrepiece alongside the cycle path on Uppingham Road and the bypass.

The area is maintained by Oakham In Bloom volunteers as part of their regular maintenance programme, but the area has proven to be a difficult site and our volunteers have struggled to keep the planting strong and vibrant, but this year it is certainly looking better – the panniers of the bike are looking wonderful, the lavenders are coming into bud and the Tawny King Pokers are flowering early, as is the Salvia. Sedges removed from the Peacock’s tail have been planted here, together with 5 Geums and Peacock Grass.