When people think of Oakham In Bloom they often think of the area behind the library – a tranquil spot which is well cared for all year round by volunteers as part of the ‘Adopt-a-Bed’ scheme and as part of the working party schedule.
The area is well-established and is a popular seating area and picnic spot, especially since the arrival of the Peacock!
Springtime sees delightful rows of daffodils and vibrant tulips, summer bedding gives lovely colour through to the autumn and the winter planting is just as exciting, as February’s snow proved!
At the front of the library is a Sensory Garden, established over several years in raised beds, which provides an interesting backdrop to the seating area and a thriving Prairie Garden, created in March 2010 and funded by Oakham In Bloom supporters and grants from Oakham Town Council, Oakham Memorial Trust, The Rutland Trust and Cory Environmental.
In addition there are a number of large pots and beds which are planted with the seasonal scheme.