Floral Guernsey was formed over 20 years ago as an extension of the States Tourist Board to promote floral events throughout the Bailiwick of Guernsey. A change in focus saw the formation of the Floral Guernsey council, an independent organisation run almost entirely by volunteers and funded by a combination of States Grants, through Culture and Leisure and private sponsorship. The council has a number of volunteers, each with their own unique areas of interest and expertise, who give their time freely for the benefit of the community.
The scope of projects has been widened and with the generosity and support of our sponsors makes a real impact on the environment of the Bailiwick for the benefit of both residents and visitors alike. The involvement of all parts of the community is an essential aim and, in fact, many hundreds of people are involved in the various areas of activity carried out.
Floral Guernsey is responsible for the Floral Community Competition, which is part of the National RHS Britain in Bloom competition, we also work closely with schools to help educate young people through the Little green fingers project, we work to enhance public areas through our legacy projects, and organise three festival weeks a year which offer gardening workshops, walks and talks, open gardens, family activities and expert advice.