Ninety years of the Royal British Legion will be honoured at this year’s Plymouth in Bloom competition.
A giant red floral poppy feature will be created as the centrepiece for the Hoe garden. Flags from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines and RBL will fly overhead celebrating the city’s strong links with the military.
Plymouth in Bloom is run by the Plymouth City Council’s parks services team. The city is also entering the Royal Horticultural Society National Britain in Bloom competition, Coastal category, which is a first for Plymouth
The event has a number of different categories including gardens, businesses, allotments and window boxes. Schools can get involved with categories such as scarecrow making and wheelbarrow displays.
Plymouth’s green fingered folk helped the city win gold in last year’s South West in Bloom and picked up the most neighbourhood awards, 26 in total. Among the award winners were the Freedom Fields Youth Project, the Jigsaw Garden in the city centre, Moor View park in Mutley and Diggin’ it in Stoke.
For further details please visit the Plymouth in Bloom 2011 website.
(from a press release)