Gold award for blooming displays
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The Heart of England in Bloom has awarded Birmingham an array of prizes for its horticultural excellence including being recognised for its floral trail and being named the overall winner of Heart of England in Bloom 2014.
This year the JQ BID sponsored two displays that featured in the ‘Birmingham In Bloom’ floral trail including a memorial First World War themed flowerbed and a carpet bedding feature that was showcased at this year’s BBC Gardener’s World Live
‘The British Victory Medal’, which can be found in St Paul’s Square is a striking floral display that features a wicker angel. The display represents the British Victory Medal, one of five campaign medals that were issued to individuals who served in the First World War.
‘Stamp of Approval’, which was planted in Hockley Street, was designed and created by RHS students at King’s Heath and the intricate display scooped a silver-glit medal at BBC Gardener’s World Live.
The seasonal flowerbed, made up of 4,600 succulent plants featured the JQ BID logo, Assay Office Birmingham anchor, Chamberlain clock and precious gems.
The Heart of England in Bloom Award took place in Shrewsbury and saw Birmingham scoop four awards as well as being nominated for Britain in Bloom in 2015 were the city is expect to continue its horticultural success.
For more information visit http://www.heartofenglandinbloom.co.uk/