The annual Bexhill in Bloom celebration was launched at the weekend with a garden festival.
Held at the Bagnall Room in Sackville Road on Saturday, the showcase included a display of plants sponsored by Bloomers in Western Road and was officially opened by Brett McLean after a talk from local council chairman Ian Jenkins.
As well as various exhibitors there was entertainment from steel band Heart of Steel and live music from a guitar duo promoting Fairtrade bananas with songbook included Yes, We Have Fairtrade Bananas, and the Banana Boat Song.
Kim Richards from the Sussex Wildlife Trust was on hand, encouraging people to plant a wild flower garden in cardboard egg boxes, which can be planted straight into the ground.
In total the opening event raised £108.20 which will go towards running the Bexhill in Bloom competitions this year.
The Furry Friends were also popular with everyone and will be at the open garden on May 10 from 11am to 4pm in Turkey Road offering cream teas and plants for sale.
There will also be the chance to see the Shredded Wheat Clock in their wild woodland garden which is set in a natural habitat encouraging birds, bees and butterflies.
If you would like to join the Bexhill in Bloom committee – or would like more information on the festival -contact Sandy Melvin on 01424 84464