Stowmarket snowdrop project gets under way
Two thousand and twenty one snowdrop bulbs are to be planted in Stowmarket.
The 2,021 snowdrop bulbs are a gift from Judith and Steve Thompson, who live in the Rattlesden River Valley.
Snowdrops have a symbolic meaning of remembrance, hope and the ability to overcome challenges in life.
Those receiving snowdrops include Red Gables, Stowmarket Tennis Club, Cedrus House Care Home, Chilton Meadows Care Home, Woodfield Court and Chilton Court, Hillcroft House Care Home, Ceracare, Dementia Together and Leading Lives Community Hub.
"Snowdrops are always a cheerful sight in early spring and particularly relevant as Covid restrictions begin to ease, loved ones can plan to meet, and the town starts to get back its life " said Sharri McGarry, of Stowmarket Eco Future group.
"Due to Covid-19, a public planting event is not possible, however all those receiving bulbs represent the town's residents,"
"Recipients have also been invited to collect brief reflections of how nature or wildlife has made a difference to someone's wellbeing, with a photo or two, engaging and reminiscing."
Stow Stories Project, Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance, Red Gables, Stowmarket Eco Future Group and Rattlesden River Valley Network have brought the project together as the Nature Together Alliance.
Stow Stories is also creating a special Nature Memory Book collating recipients' contributions.