250,000 purple crocuses will be in full flower creating a very special vista. They represent the project for the eradication of Polio where a finger is marked with a purple dye to show that they have been inoculated.
Rotary Clubs in Romsey have linked up with the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens where 250,000 crocus bulbs have been planted. These should be showing themselves during the month of February and the Rotary Clubs hope that visitors will make a donation to help finally eradicate this disease. All donations are multiplied by three, courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The initiative to eradicate Polio was launched 30 years ago with Rotary and its partners. Since then the incidence of Polio has plummeted by more than 99.9% from around 350,000 cases a year in 125 countries to just 33 cases in 2018.
Welcome in Spring at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA from 23rd Feb – 1st March. To find out about more, please visit www.rotaryclubofromseytest.org.uk