Residents get in the party mood for birthday celebrations at Tadpole Garden Village

Friday 1st October 2021


LIVE music, face painting and a celebration of the great outdoors – all part of the birthday party held to mark the second anniversary of TGV In Bloom.

The event was an opportunity to thank the many sponsors and supports who have assisted TGV In Bloom in being at the heart of the community as well as reflecting on its many achievements to date. 

During the last year, they have successfully completed both The Thankful Village Memorial Project and The Community Greenhouse Project.

And if that wasn’t enough, they have also refurbished the Dementia Garden at Great Western Hospital, planted bulbs in the Maizey Road pocket park and at The Stray, created the Little Wood Project, complete with its bug hotel and fairy grotto.


Add eight Open Plot Events, a Remembrance Service and an impromptu Carol Singing Service at The Stray into the mix – as well as covering the village with poppies, organising litter picking sessions, working closely with the local Cub Pack, and creating a Sunflower Bed at Tadpole Farm School – and this is a recipe for massive community success. 

None of the above would have been possible, without the support of the Villagers, so TGV In Bloom pulled out all the stops to make their 2nd Birthday Open Plot a resounding success.

Lockdown Brass entertained with some live music, and the children enjoyed having a face painter on site, as well as taking home a cress planting kit.

The Event was well supported, with over 250 people coming along to visit over 16 local businesses. News of TGV In Bloom’s events are spreading as there were raffle prize winners from Redhouse and Oakhurst this time!

Some more dates for the diary : 

  • Open Plot Event – Sunday 3rd October, with the launch of the Pumpkin Carving Competition, which will be judged at their Halloween Spooktacular Open Plot Event on Sunday 31st October, between 10.00am and 1.00pm. The allotments will then open up again between 5.00pm and 7.00pm so that the children can enjoy a pumpkin lit walk, whilst out tricking and treating.
  • Remembrance Sunday, 14th November at The Stray by the Village Memorial. 10.30am.
  • Christmas Market, De Morgan Crescent Allotments, Saturday 11 December 10.00am until 1.00pm
  • Carol Singing At The Stray, Saturday 18 December, 4.30-5.30pm, with Lockdown Brass, with mince pies and mulled wine being supplied by Preim.