BEAUTIFUL BATTLE

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Planting at Turners 2017
Abbey Walled Garden 2017
Almonry 2016
Autumn Planting 2016
Rainbow Bed 2016
Elizabethan Bed 2016
New Library Bed
July 2016
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Almonry 2015
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Beautiful Battle
’s origins began in Autumn 2004 when a resident suggested planting 3000 daffodil bulbs.  Tony funded a plan which, with local help, he executed with military precision.  Station Road in Battle was selected to be the first beneficiary of the ‘Beautiful Battle touch’ to enhance a main entry to the town for visitors. 
 
Over the years, Beautiful Battle continued to take on neglected areas of Battle and transform them into small floral gardens.  Containers, tubs and hanging baskets were added. Beautiful Battle forged a lasting bond with Battle Town Council and now works closely with the BTC ground staff and the Town Clerk's Office.
  
The Town Council entered Battle into the RHS Britain in Bloom competition and BB has managed the entries competing right up to the present winning a multitude of golds and silver gilts. 
 
In 2009, Beautiful Battle was awarded the Queen's Award for Volunteers by the Lord Lieutenant.  In 2012, Beautiful Battle created a new garden to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
 
Beautiful Battle has over 100 members and around 15 dedicated volunteer gardeners.  Their work is sponsored by 50 local businesses and Battle Town Council is the major contributor for the management of the Almonry and Abbey Green. 

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Abbey Green

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Queen's Award Presentation
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Queen's Award 2009

Beautiful Battle has worked since 2012 with two local schools to produce floral displays in Battle in July.  Plug plants, compost and flower pots are provided to pupils from the Battle & Langton Primary School Gardening Group and the Asten Fields Pre-School in April and the pupils grow on the flowers at home.  With the help of Beautiful Battle volunteers, the pupils plant out their flowers in July.  Memorably they created a crown of marigolds in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and a Tudor Crown the following year.

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School Floral Project 2016

Beautiful Battle works with local groups such as the Battle Rainbows who have a rainbow shaped bed in Market Square that they plant twice each year.  Their floral display adds a wonderful splash of colour to Market Square and is appreciated by visitors and residents alike.

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Rainbows planting in Market Square