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Bakewell Showground blooms thanks to Bakewell Rotary and The Woodland Trust



A planting session for over 100 donated woodland tree saplings, flower bulbs and hedging whips took place on Bakewell Showground on Friday 14th January thanks to Bakewell Rotary and The Woodland Trust.


Bakewell Rotary applied for the trees through The Woodland Trust’s ‘Free Trees for Schools and Communities’ initiative. The Trust's website explains: "the UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. By digging in with us, you'll help bring us nearer this important goal."


Members of Bakewell Rotary were joined for the planting session by representatives from Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society (BAHS), who run the Showground, Steve Wain, the Civic Chair of Derbyshire Dales District Council and BAHS members Mr and Mrs Chaplin.


Mr and Mrs Chaplin have also generously donated an additional 36 saplings to help fill in the newly planted area on the Showground’s river bank.


Bridget Hope, BAHS's manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be the recipients of these donations, which will help provide wildlife habitats for the future, complement the Showground's aesthetic and assist with water absorption.


“We’re so grateful for the efforts of Bakewell Rotary and Mr and Mrs Chaplin for helping to preserve this area of natural beauty and look forward to seeing the fruits of our labours start to thrive.”