Charity volunteers and brownies have put their gardening gloves on to bring some colour to the town.

Volunteers from Dartmouth Green Partnerships have been working hard to get the town’s displays planted and the Dartmouth brownies leant a helping hand to plant the hanging baskets around the town.

The volunteers have filled the town’s hanging baskets and displays with a mix of richly coloured apricot and red begonias and purple and lime green ipomea.

The baskets have been placed along the riverfront, around the Boat Float and in the streets. These displays should last until early October.

Chair of Dartmouth Green Partnerships, Stevie Rogers said: “The displays we prepare and look after also include 24 rail troughs, large planters along the river front and many floral boats.

“These displays are an important asset to Dartmouth, helping attract visitors to the town and improving the economy.

“We are looking for annual sponsorship from local businesses and people for our displays, in addition to grants.

“Many thanks to those who have already agreed to help us, but more support is needed to keep these wonderful displays going.”

The first phase of the Dartmouth Pyramid community Greenhouse, a horticulture for a health and wellbeing project on the riverfront is under way.

DGP has signed up with a greenhouse designer, Hartley Botanic Ltd, using £20,000 worth of funds donated by the People’s Postcode Lottery and £7,000 from local people. The People’s Postcode Lottery is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of its lottery.

Stevie said: “This will enable us to prepare the site for the superstructure so that when we have raised the rest of the money the project can go ahead quickly.

“We still have to raise a substantial amount, which includes the fit out.

“Fund raising efforts continue for this major project which will enable us to work with many different groups in Dartmouth, bringing them the physical and mental benefits of gardening.”

People can sponsor a basket for £30, double for £55 and triple for £75. To sponsor a container which is planted all year round is £75 for a riverfront rail trough, £80 for an octagonal planter and £150 for a three-tier planter or a floral boat.

For further information please visit the DGP website on more information about the People's Postcode Lottery, visit