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Can you spare an hour to plant bulbs in Hove this Friday?

Gary Hart October 25, 2016

Members of the Friends of Hove Park will be planting 5,000 purple crocus bulbs in Hove Park this Friday (October 28) and need volunteers to help them.


The bulbs are being planted as part of the Purple4Polio campaign, an initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society and Rotary to raise awareness and help eliminate Polio from the world.

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio – the colour represents the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.

The Friends, and Brighton & Hove City Council gardeners, are inviting volunteers from different parts of the community to join them on the day, and help plant bulbs to support this national event.

If you can spare some time, just turn up at the cafe in Hove Park at 10am. The bulbs will be planted at the bottom of the Droveway, just down from Legal & General and the Bilingual school inside the railway loop. Bring a trowel if you have one!

Planting is expected to finish at around 12.30pm.