Belle Isle in Bloom at the BITMO Memorial Garden

Centre piece of the Memorial Garden (Julie Holmes (c)

It was a sunny but thankfully not too hot of a morning to do a bit of tidy up and new planting of some flowers in the BITMO Memorial Garden.

About 10 people turned out to help Belle Isle in Bloom members including BITMO staff and Caretakers.

There was a lot of hard work put in to make the garden a lovely place to sit in, and enjoy the flowers and gardens.

The flowers were donated by BITMO, so thank you for the donation.

I don’t know all the names of the flowers, but some were Marigold, Salvia and Fuchsia

Quote from Julie and Chris Holmes
“Belle Isle in Bloom teamed up with BITMO to do weeding and re-planting of the Memorial Garden, Everything now looks great, and everyone is so happy with what it now looks like.”

Duncan, me and a Caretaker doing a bit of weeding. (Julie Holmes (c)

After about 3 hours hard work, to finish off we sat down for tea, coffee and scones.

The Belle Isle in Bloom AGM was held on the Thursday 3 August 1pm at BITMO’s GATE.

Newly appointed Chair was Chris Holmes, giving Julie a rest.

I don’t think we can ever tell Julie to have a rest. Thank you Julie, Chris and Lynne for all your efforts this year.


Present at today’s meeting, Gerry, Julie, Lynne, Chris and myself back as Treasurer. Julie newly appointed as Secretary for the group.

Thank you Gerry and all the volunteers throughout the last year.

We are always looking for new volunteers, if you want to join the group please leave your details in comments below and we will get back to you. Or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page.

Thank you Julie for all the photos taken on the day.

Belle Isle TMO Employee hard at work. Julie Holmes (c)


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