May 4th - First meeting of combined groups.
May 16th - First media release announcing Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom program.
May 16th - Website launch
July 8th, 1 to 4 p.m. - Community Tidy-Up Day! Hey Bobcaygeon, let's look our best! The Communities in Bloom judges are coming on July 11 and 12 -- one of the most important judging categories is Tidiness. Let's show our home-town pride by giving our village a summer sprucing up! The Bobcaygeon Lions Club is co-hosting with the Communities in Bloom team and serving up their famous Peameal on a Bun as a special Thank You to all volunteers. It's free! Please bring your own gloves. Meet you at Beach Park near the corner of Mansfield Street and Park Street and we'll spread out from there. (A great way for youths to earn Community Service hours.)
Bloom Town Bash
July 6th at Kawartha Coffee -
FAB FOOD, KARAOKE, HENNA ARTIST & MORE!
Join us for a fabulous Boho experience under the stars as we celebrate our vibrant village of Bobcaygeon and raise funds to keep our community beautiful.
Express your inner Flower Child
Themed attire encouraged but not required
Tickets: $30 each
Early Bird: $25 to June 15th
Also available at: Kawartha Coffee Company
All revenues support village beautification initiatives and you can buy seed bombs or make a donation to support Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom.
July 11th and 12th - Two judges will arrive and stay for two complete days to look at our town from the aspects of: Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry and Trails, Landscape, Floral Displays, and Tidiness. Watch here for more information as it is announced.
Discounts & CIB Specials
The following merchants and organizations are offering special deals during the Communities in Bloom program.
During June and July, Bobcaygeon Home Hardware is offering bags of triple mix soil for $3.00 (regularly $3.99). You must mention that you saw this offer on the Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom website to receive the discount. So head to Home Hardware to pick up your triple mix and make sure to check out other gardening items you may need while visiting the store.
Store Windows - See how your store can win Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream
Pollinators Patch - Here's the buzz on how to win a plant from Rural Roots Gardens.
Merchants who wish to participate will be given window signs to indicate their support of Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom.
Beautiful Seed Bombs for your Garden! Wildflowers or Herbs
Excellent Small Gifts at Just $5 for a Bundle o' Bombs. Proceeds support your Bobcaygeon Communities in Bloom team in our 2018 official entry.
The following organizations have generously supported the team by offering to sell these pretty and eco-friendly little seed bombs. Look for them when you're in:
Amber Purdy Hair
Chamber of Commerce
Gilstorf & Gray
Italian Hot Table
My Favourite Things
Pick N Save
Green herb seed bombs are packed full of herb seeds and will grow tasty and fresh herbs when they are planted. Just toss these herb seed bombs into a pot or garden and enjoy your fresh parsley, basil and oregano.
Aqua, pink and coral wildflower seed bombs grow a blend of colorful blooms including Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Alyssum, English Daisy, Catchfly and Snapdragon.