Please VOTE for the LIB Entry
America in Bloom has a Peoples Choice award for YouTube videos
Lewes in Bloom has entered this award competition
Please vote for our entry by CLICKING HERE and selecting the LIB entry
Groome Church Concert to Benefit Lewes in Bloom
August 2022 LIB Beauty Spot Awardees
Lewes in Bloom is happy to announce our August 2022 Beaty Spot Awardees – Mary and Barry Founds.
Link to the July 18th Cape Gazette Article by Nick Roth
Lewes Welcomes the America in Bloom Judges
Link to WRDE TV segment on America in Bloom
Judges visit to Lewes and the Children’s Learning Garden
Lewes the First City in Our Hearts
No doubt about it. Lewes put on an outstanding show while the America in Bloom judges were in town, July 10th through the 13th . But we know that Lewes looks great even when it is not on stage. We live in an amazing town.
Kudos to the city, the retailers, the restaurants, and most of all to the citizens. The general impression was that the judges were reluctant to leave once the festivities were over. Rumor has it they will be back before the end of the year, not as judges, but as visitors wanting to enjoy all Lewes has to offer. The city was out in force just before their arrival, hanging the welcome banner, cleaning the streets, applying mulch to the various gardens, and making the city its absolute best. Thank you so much.
Thank you to all the officials who took time out of their busy schedule to welcome the judges the first morning. Thanks to the Inn at Canal Square for their hospitality, and to Nectar, Eggcellent, Bramble and Brine, and the Lewes Yacht Club for rolling out the red carpet. Thank you to the retailers who posted the welcome signs in their stores and put their best foot forward. Thank you to the Lewes Public Library, the Lewes Historical Society, the Lightship Overfalls, the Lewes History Museum, the Lewes Community Garden, Lewes Unleashed, the Lewes Beekeepers Club and other organizations who spent their time telling the judges about all they contribute. Our community has so much to offer. A special thank you to the private citizens who opened their gardens to our guests, after making their gardens available to the public in June for the Lewes Garden tour. Thank you to WRDE and the Cape Gazette for taking the time to spend with the judges during their time here.
Last, but definitely not least, thank you to all the Lewes in Bloom volunteers for their efforts not only during this special time, but all year long. We are so very proud of you. Whether we win or not will be up to the judges. We will know this fall. One thing is for certain though, it will not be for your lack of enthusiasm. Our volunteers are the best!
Lewes in Bloom Board of Advisors
Art in Bloom continues its efforts to bring the sculpture “Cape Spirit” to Lewes. Rick Rothrock is a Delaware sculptor who has a considerable reputation for designing and placing his sculptures in the public domain. Rick currently has several works in both New Castle and Kent counties, but not in Sussex. Presentations are being given to a variety of Lewes’ entities prior to going before the Lewes Public Art Committee for approval.
Cape Spirit is figurative in its proportions and gesture, rising upward in a posture of open joy and celebration. The sculpture is designed to be representative of the human expression. Its form evokes the waves, the wind and the clouds that created this place, and combines the human form with the nautical knot that ties the city to the sea. Cape Spirit offers a gesture of joy to the many people who will share it and experience its effect. At 20’ in height, it will become a landmark in the city and will draw citizens and visitors alike into and through the space.
For more information go to www.capespiritde.com
To see the full video of the proposed project – CLICK HERE _ CAPE SPIRIT PROJECT VIDEO
GARDEN PATRONS NEEDED
Our garden patrons are the volunteers who do the actual hands in the dirt planting, weeding, and deadheading to keep our gardens looking healthy for everyone to enjoy. Please join the fun, consider joining a patron crew on one of our gardens. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. If you already volunteer at one of our gardens, add another garden. We love to have more HANDS in the DIRT. It is fun. We adhere to all safety protocols. CLICK HERE to SIGN UP or to see a map of all gardens to pick one you would like to help in.