Greener Future For Stowmarket

Nurture Together – Snowdrop Planting Spring 2021, a project brought together by Stow Stories, Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance, Red Gables, Stowmarket Eco Future Group and Rattlesden River Valley Network, enabled 2021 snowdrop bulbs, a gift from Judith and Steve Thompson from Rattlesden River Valley, to be planted in Stowmarket on Monday 12 April.

Snowdrops are a cheerful sight in early spring but also have a deep symbolic meaning of remembrance, hope and the ability to overcome challenges in life, particularly relevant as restrictions ease and loved ones can make plans to meet.

As a public planting event wasn’t possible due to Covid-19, the bulbs were donated to Red Gables, Stowmarket Tennis Club (for their rewilding project), Cedrus House Care Home, Chilton Meadows Care Home, Woodfield Court and Chilton Court, Hillcroft House Care Home, Ceracare (who support people living in their own homes), Dementia Together (who support people living with dementia) and Leading Lives Community Hub (who support people with learning disabilities).

Recipients are invited to collect brief reflections of how nature or wildlife has made a difference to someone’s well-being and Stow Stories Project will create a nature memory book to share with the wider community. Contributions should be emailed to Judith Thompson at:

Sharri McGarry will act as the contact for Nurture Together. For more information or if your organisation would like to be involved in future collaborative projects, please email:

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