World record for Hitchin bulb planting attempt

RESIDENTS in Hitchin put in a blooming good effort to plant themselves in the Guinness World Records following a bulb planting feat last month.

The event saw 634 members of the public simultaneously planting purple crocus bulbs in Butts Close Park, Hitchin, smashing the previous record of 331 people.

The planting was also part of a campaign by the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse to raise money to eradicate polio for good, with the colour of the bulbs being chosen to symbolise the dye used to mark a child’s finger when they have been immunised against the disease.

“This is a fantastic achievement,” said Rotary district governor Amanda Watkin after the record was confirmed this week,

“We had so much fun in the process we actually forgot about the record attempt. This is about community engagement and the community really stepped up to the challenge.


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“Next February this area will look wonderful and will be a great reminder that we are fighting to wipe out polio forever.”

The record is yet to be validated by Guinness World Records.

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