The Crocus Planters 2014

Sun, Oct 26th 2014 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Planting more crocuses to increase the display for next spring

The team turned out again this morning despite the weather forecast to plant even more crocus bulbs to further enhance the display for next spring.

This is the fourth year for crocus planting with the idea to carpet the central reservation with lovely Spring colour. As work got underway miraculously it did not rain as forecast. In fact it held off until we were finished.

Purple bulbs were chosen to represent the colour of ink dabbed on a child's little finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio in the few remaining parts of the globe since Rotary commenced its campaign to eradicate polio in 1985.

Rotary is working with the Eden Project, the International Flower Bulb Centre and the National Trust to plant millions of crocus bulbs to make this the world's largest bulb plant in support of global causes with the aim of being entered in the Guiness Book of Records. 

Big thanks go to Cumbria Highways Department who once again helped Rotary in this endeavour.

Contact David Cole about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

Related pages...

Group Study Exchange 2013

more Just a reminder to club members. Please bring to notice of any young professional you know. Full details available on the web or refer to jack wilson

Crocus Planting 2012

more Crocus Planting 2012

Crocus Planting 2013

more Crocus Planting 2013

Focus on the Crocus 2014

more Focus on the Crocus 2014

Focus on the Crocus


Surprise Presentations at Christmas Party

more On the occasion of their annual Christmas dinner at the George Hotel, members of Penrith Rotary and guests wer delighted to witness three members of the club receiving prestigious awards in recognition of meritorious service.

Crocus update

more Penrith Rotary Club. Purple Crocus in Ullswater Road, Penrith Motorists driving along Ullswater Road, Penrith cannot help but see a large patch of purple

back to page above this...


back Rotary's own charity the Rotary Foundation