Birmingham scoops another award for Rowland Emett tribute

Platinum win for the council's parks team at Gardeners' World Live

Platinum win for the council’s parks team at Gardeners’ World Live

Birmingham City Council has scooped Platinum – and the Geoff Hamilton award for the best exhibit in the floral category – at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC.

It follows the council’s sixth successive Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show last month.

The display at Gardner’s World Live Show is a smaller version of the Chelsea Flower Show display, which celebrates the work of Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions.

Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “After last month’s Gold at Chelsea it’s great to follow up with a Platinum closer to home at the NEC, and the Geoff Hamilton award really is the icing on the cake.

“I would like to thank the team who have worked so hard to celebrate Emett’s work, and our sponsors who have paid for the display and all the plants and moving features within it.”

The BBC Gardener’s World Live Show is in its 50th year.  It runs until this Sunday at the NEC.  See https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/whats-on/50-years-of-gardeners-world for details.

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