Free hanging baskets set to make Armley bloom as popular event returns

Armley Common Right Trust hanging basket event 2016

By community reporter

The hugely popular Hanging Basket Event, organised by Armley Common Right Trust, is back this weekend at Moor Top, on the junction of Armley Town Street and Armley Ridge Road.

After several years of absence, the Trust is opening up the event to anyone in Armley to collect up to two hanging baskets each to beautify Armley.

The event, which was paused during the COVID restrictions, is back with a bang. 250 hanging baskets will be available to any resident of Armley to collect, fill with compost and flowers, and hang outside their homes to give a bit of much-needed colour and joy to Armley.

Hanging basket planting in Armley, courtesy Armley Common Right Trust

Chair of trustees Philip Cave said: “It’s a real pleasure to have this community event back in the diary again. People have been asking about it and we’re looking forward to welcoming the community to Moor Top.”

Running from 10am on Saturday June 3, at Moor Top, the event is supported by Leeds City Council’s inner west community committee, so while donations are welcome and will go towards next year’s hanging baskets, they’re not compulsory.

Flashback to 2016’s community hanging basket planting in Armley.

“This is all about making Armley brighter, more colourful and more beautiful,” added Mr Cave. “We have a great response from across the community, and it’s always a delight to see so many new faces.”

Residents can also bring their empty baskets to Moor Top and fill them, and there’ll be volunteers in place on the day to help out.


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