Communities In Bloom is a small group of volunteers whose main purpose is to keep Chemainus beautiful.
Last year, the group recorded 1,215 volunteer hours and worked year round with planning, projects and maintenance.
Each year, the group applies for a grant from the Municipality of North Cowichan and cooperates on bigger projects.
Over the past few years, Communities In Bloom volunteers have added more than 50 trees to the area, some of which are the pear trees on Henry Road opposite the golf course and the flowering trees at the junction of Henry Road and Chemainus Road.
The group looks after 13 adopt-a-beds around town (including the Waterwheel Park bed, the Clock and Kin Beach).
The group plants and maintains the Henry Road roundabout where the Courier caught up with them last week as well as the verges, plants daffodils at the Oak Street roundabout and provides hanging baskets for Waterwheel Park, Kin Beach and the Marina. (Photo by Don Bodger)