Swindon's Nepalese Association plant bulbs ready for Queen's Platinum Jubilee
By Jessica Durston - 9 November 2021
CommunityHome and Garden
Swindon MP Robert Buckland was amongst others in attendance for the Nepalese Association planting
To celebrate 70 years since the Queen's enthroning, the Nepalese Association have taken to planting tulips ready for next February.
Mr Gyan Prasad Gurung and Ayusha Gurung (centre) and Rebbeca Gurung (right)
The group of attendees planted tulip bulbs in the Westlea Park area of West Swindon.
Chairman of the Nepalese Association, Mr Gyan Prasad Gurung said almost four thousand bulbs have been planted by the Nepalese Association of Wiltshire and representatives of Swindon Borough Council, over the course of a weekend last.
Mr Gurung also organised tea, coffee, and snacks for those in attendance.
South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, West Swindon Cllr Suresh Gattapur, Chairman of the Tamu Pye Lhu Sangh Mr Ran Bahadur, and retired captain Mr Aitaram Gurung and were also present.
The tulips are expected to bloom next February/March, in time to mark the occasion of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The colours white and red were selected so once bloomed, the tulips will look like the Union Jack.
Mr Gurung said that the Nepalese Association aim to plant five thousand flowers, and the remaining one thousand are scheduled to be planted for next week.
The Nepalese Association of Wiltshire undertake many community clean-up and improvement projects, such as plantings, litter-pickings and servings of traditional food at its community centre.