Bolnore Village set for a ‘blooming’ success in national competition

Competition is heating up in Bolnore Village in Haywards Heath, as housebuilders Crest Nicholson and Bovis Homes helped local residents to make the region look even greener last Saturday, in preparation for the national competition ‘Britain in Bloom’ in August.

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the national competition is one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns and enables local communities to show off their efforts in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievements. Bolnore has been shortlisted as one of 80 national finalists from 2,000 entries, after winning gold at last year’s South and South East in Bloom - the regional competition to qualify for the national ‘Britain in Bloom’ contest.

Local residents got stuck into sowing a variety of colourful plants and flowers in the upper, middle and lower parts of the village, donated by Crest Nicholson and Bovis Homes, to add to the beauty of the already leafy district. With the judging panel arriving in July, the locals were keen to get cracking early to ensure that Bolnore was a winning entry.

Boasting a real sense of community, the locals also used the planting session as the perfect opportunity to share stories and gardening tips over a community picnic on the Village Green. Christine Tiernan, Sales & Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson South, said: “When we heard that Bolnore had been shortlisted for the Britain in Bloom competition, we jumped at the chance to work with the local community to help increase its chances of winning the competition.

“Bolnore Village is already set in a beautiful country setting with lots of open spaces. It boasts a strong community spirit and we’re so proud that we’re able to help the locals work together to help make Bolnore even more stunning. We have every confidence that Bolnore will score highly with the judges when the locals have finished working their magic in the next few months.”

“Britain in Bloom is an iconic competition, and if they were judging it on the determination and dedication of the local community then they should hand over the award to Bolnore now,” said Mary McHutchison, Area Sales Manager for Bovis Homes South East region. “We’re proud to be a part of the campaign and to be working so closely with the community and Crest. This is a fantastic part of the world and when July comes around Bolnore really will be blooming and should hopefully really impress the judges.”

If you’re interested in helping Bolnore residents to prepare for the judging, another planting session will be taking place on Saturday 11th May. For more details, please contact Alastair McPherson, Bolnore Village Residents Association, on:

Homes in Bolnore Village are currently available for purchase via Crest Nicholson and Bovis Homes.

Prices start from £199,950 for a two bedroom apartment and from £299,950 for a three bedroom home at Bolnore Village. For further information, please contact the Crest Nicholson Sales and Marketing Suite on 0870 750 8401, which is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, visit the website In addition, please contact the Bovis Homes Sales office on 07767 618497 which is open daily 10am to 5pm and has two bedroom homes from £239,950 and three bedroom homes from £279,950. Alternatively visit for further information.

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