Dartmouth Green Partnerships
Charity No.1164582 Enhancing the beauty of Dartmouth with floral displays and sustainable planting
Dartmouth Green Partnerships is a charity run by volunteers which creates and looks after many floral displays and green spaces in Dartmouth. See our news for the latest updates.
We look after the Dartmouth Community Garden along the riverfront with its potager of raised beds of vegetables and flowers, and Mediterranean beds where the emphasis is on sustainable planting. We have also created a Mayflower rose bed. This area is the site of the Community Greenhouse, which will be erected in September 2022.
We plant the displays each year in troughs, containers and floral boats along the riverfront. We order plants from local growers in October and take delivery in May. They are paid for by funds we raise through sponsors.
Our colour theme in 2022 is ‘The Crown Jewels, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the colours of precious stones silver and gold. We used four new planters donated to us by South Hams District Council for special Platinum Jubilee displays.
We plant around 50 hanging baskets in the town during the summer, mainly around the Boat Float. The Brownies helped us to plant us plant these up this year for the first time since Covid. It was one of the wettest days of Spring!
We plant the baskets along the Butterwalk and the 2-tier planter there, plus the troughs and baskets around the Boat Float. We also plant the troughs and containers along the North and South Embankments, Newcomen Road and in Bayard’s Cove, creating our Floral Walk for all to enjoy. In 2022 we have added many more troughs long the riverfront, totalling around 60.
We also look after the Anchor Bed at the bottom of College Way, the Welcome beds and boats at the top of town, the corner beds of Coronation Park by the Boat Park and the Higher Ferry and the floral boat, plus the capstan beds on the South Embankment. There are daffodils and winter displays including cyclamen followed by tulips and summer planting.