Thompson & Morgan April Fool a bridge too far, but Ipswich Station is set to sizzle this summer with begonia basket display.
Covering a 1km road bridge with hanging baskets might be a little ambitious, even for one of the UK’s largest horticultural mail order suppliers, but we do want to give something back to the community as we mark 160 years of business in Ipswich. Aiming to brighten the daily commute for thousands of Ipswich locals this summer, we will instead be decorating Ipswich Train Station with 24 large hanging baskets filled with our best selling Begonia ‘Apricot Shades’.
We’ve teamed up with Activgardens to get the baskets ready for display in June, donating all the plants, baskets, compost and feed needed to get the job done. The local charity, part of ActivLives, operates in the walled garden at Chantry Park, offering work experience and vocational courses to students with severe barriers to learning.
Later this month Thompson & Morgan staff will join students at the walled garden to get the baskets planted and underway. They’ll be grown on by the students in the charity’s glasshouse until they are at the perfect stage for instant impact at the station in June.
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