Swindon's Nepalese Association finish Plantinum Jubilee planting
By Jessica Durston - 16 November 2021
CommunityHome and Garden
The Nepalese Association of Wiltshire Youth Group
The Nepalese Association and its volunteers have completed their second and final planting ready for next year's jubilee.
(L-R Bhawani Prasad Gurung, Jum Bahadur Gurung, Gyan Prasad Gurung and Dipesh Gurung
The Nepalese community living in the Swindon area have finished planting the final 1000 tulip bulbs for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The bulbs have been planted in the Westlea Park area in West Swindon.
Chairman Gyan Prasad Gurung was pleased to report the goal of five thousand tulips has now been reached.
Around a dozen of new generation Nepalese youths and some local members of the community took part in the group effort, last weekend.
Prior to this, South Swindon MP Mr Robert Buckland helped out during the first planting session.
The Nepalese Association of Wiltshire organised this flower plantation programme in coordination with Swindon Borough Council.
Red and white tulips were chosen so when in bloom, the flowers will form a Union Jack-like pattern. The tulips are expected to blossom by next February/March to coincide with the Queen's 70 years on the throne.
On behalf of the organising Nepalese Community Mr Gyan Prasad Gurung expressed his deep appreciation to all parties who tirelessly and spontaneously supported this plantation programme.
Besides this, The Association undertake many community clean-up and improvement projects, such as plantings, litter pickings and food donations for front line workers and the homeless. They have also provided employment-oriented security training to local people during the pandemic period.