Blooming Milford is a volunteer group of residents who strive to make Milford a better place through gardening related activities. Their funds are mainly obtained from plant sales and in the past they have used these to:
- Plant 3500 daffodil bulbs and numerous wild flower plugs in the verge by the Strutt Arms on the A6.
- Set up herb planters and herb gardens for anyone to “pick their own” on both sides of the village (by the Riverside Development and most recently, The Triangle)
- Plant daffodils, anemones and crocuses at the A6 Vicarage Road entrance at the North end of the village.
- Plant a swathe of daffodils & crocuses on the verge approaching the south end of the village on the A6.
- Plant clumps of daffodils, snowdrops & wild flowers in the play area.
- Plant herbaceous perennials, hyacinths & tulips along the edge of the allotments on the A6.
- Pursued a programme to control the spread of the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam along the riverbanks.
- Organised Milford Open Gardens event two years running.
- Obtained Silver Medal Award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Blooming Milford can be contacted on Bloomingmilford@gmail.com
To read about the free Communal Herb Garden, click here
To read a Derbyshire Life article on East Midlands in Bloom 2011 – with a focus on Milford’s Silver medal, click here