Blooming brilliant! More floral gold for Birmingham

By on 16/09/2014 in Deputy Leader, News

Birmingham is celebrating yet more floral success after scooping no fewer than four accolades in this year's Heart of England in Bloom Awards.

The city's entry won the Large City Gold Award, the Large City Category Winner Award, the Horticultural Excellence Award and the Overall Regional Winner Award during a ceremony which took place in Shrewsbury.

These latest awards come just three months after Birmingham City Council won gold at this year's Chelsea Flower Show for a World War One-themed display - a section of which has been on display outside the Council House in Victoria Square, forming a floral centrepiece for the city when Heart of England in Bloom judges visited.

Other displays included stretcher bearers in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral and a steam train outside the Library of Birmingham.

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “I am delighted that Birmingham has once again received recognition for its floral displays.

“This is not only a testament to the hard work of everyone on our parks team, but should also be a matter of great pride for everyone who lives and works in Birmingham.”

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Notes to Editors

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