It’s another Gold for Birmingham In Bloom!

By on 12/09/2013 in Deputy Leader, News

Birmingham’s summer of floral success continues into autumn, with the award of a Gold medal and winner in the large city category in the Heart of England in Bloom Awards.

A key part of Birmingham's entry into the campaign was the City Centre Floral Trail, which takes in a number of colourful displays and features including four Living Walls.  Birmingham City Centre Partnership and the five city centre Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) worked with the City Council's Parks Team and others to create the Trail, which will be available for visitors to enjoy until later in September.

Birmingham's entry also included a wide variety of community, business and City Council projects and initiatives showcasing excellence in horticulture, including country parks, displays, allotments, schools and Birmingham's brand new Eastside Park.

And in a further boost, Acocks Green (silver), Balsall Heath (silver gilt) and Moseley (gold and category winner) In Bloom entries also came away with a selection of awards in the Urban Community Category.

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader Birmingham City Council said: “I am delighted to hear of this latest award; it is richly deserved, and reaffirms the city’s reputation for floral excellence. Birmingham people take real pride in their city and will be celebrating our latest success.”

These latest awards also follow the success of Birmingham City Council's 'Enlightenment' display, which celebrated the opening of the Library of Birmingham, and scooped double Gold at the BBC's Gardeners' World Live show.  That win came just three weeks after it won Gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower show.

The city also scooped Gold in the national flower bed competition at the annual RHS Tatton Flower Show, with a display celebrating the city’s canals.

All eyes are now on the prestigious Entente Florale Awards ceremony in Belgium later this month, with Birmingham being the sole entrant from the UK this year.


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