Floral Trail set to bloom in city again

By on 22/07/2013 in Deputy Leader, News

The Floral Trail, one of the highlights of the summer in Birmingham, is set to bloom into life again on Monday 22nd July.

This year's Trail sees a return of some popular features as well as new additions, including award-winning displays exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners' World Live.

The Trail includes living walls and wildflowers, as well as thousands of colourful plants in flower beds, on railings and in hanging baskets - all created and maintained by Birmingham Parks and Nurseries team.

The Floral Trail forms part of Birmingham's entry into the Royal Horticultural Society In Bloom campaign and can be enjoyed by visitors to the city until early September. Birmingham has a world-class reputation for its floral displays, and throughout the trail there are plenty of places to stop for a break, and just enjoy the beautiful blooms.

A section of the 2013 Trail will be included in the Entente Florale Judging tour when the Judges visit the city on 28th July. This follows the success of last year’s Britain in Bloom campaign, where the city was awarded a Gold Award and judged best in the Large City Category.

Birmingham is representing the UK in Entante Florale, the  ’Eurovision’ of the Horticultural world, which sees 11 different countries bidding for a gold medal for, not only their floral displays but also their approach to planning, tourism and the essential work that goes into making a city a welcoming, attractive place to work, live and visit.

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader Birmingham City Council said:  “ The Floral Trail is now a traditional part of the city’s calendar, and the creativity and beauty of the displays is a wonderful way to showcase the city and make it an even more pleasant place to visit. The success of the Trail is a tribute to the partnership between the Birmingham City Centre Partnership, the city’s Parks service, street cleaners, and businesses.”

View images of some of the displays

For further information, please visit the website at Birmingham.gov.ukbib or contact Steve McCarthy in the Press Office on 0121 303 3367

Notes to Editors

Birmingham's City Centre Floral Trail is supported by the Birmingham City Centre Partnership with additional sponsorship from the Broad Street, Colmore, Retail Birmingham, Southside and Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement Districts and St Philip's Cathedral.

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