Temple Road looking gorgeous with the Bulbs for London.
METROPOLITAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION (MPGA)
BULBS FOR LONDON
It’s Spring, the BfL bulbs are in bloom, creating a blaze of colour across London!
The Bulbs for London initiative was launched in 2012 by the MPGA, a long established charity, in conjunction with the prestigious Lincolnshire family firm, Taylors Bulbs. In this time over 600,000 high quality spring bulbs have been distributed to around 550 parks and gardens throughout London. Taylors not only generously supply the bulbs free of charge, but also foot the bill for delivery. Many of the sites which have benefitted are in deprived areas and include schools, public gardens, hospices, churchyards, city farms and community gardens – often looked after by wonderful teams of volunteers. Renowned sites such as the Garden Museum, Strawberry Hill House, Chiswick House and Southwark Cathedral have also been benefitted, together with several of London’s Squares ranging from Arlington Square in Islington to Gordon and Woburn Squares in Bloomsbury.
Now in its fifth year, the scheme administered by the MPGA has attracted an enormous amount of attention and last year was greatly oversubscribed. With the arrival of Spring, the MPGA receive many heartfelt messages of thanks, often proudly accompanied by photographs of the bulbs in bloom. They know from feedback that the bulbs have a profound effect on the daily lives of numerous Londoners. It’s good to know that the MPGA and Taylors Bulbs, through their Bulbs for London initiative, brighten up so many areas across the capital, bringing a sense of joy and well-being to residents and visitors alike.