Since 2003, Birmingham has taken part in the Heart of England In Bloom campaign.
The Heart of England In Bloom campaign brings together service areas across the City Council – including Parks and Nature Conservation, Fleet and Waste Management, Highways, Bereavement Services, City Centre Partnership and the Business Improvement Districts. It also enables us to highlight the work carried out by volunteers across the City, for instance, Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, the umbrella group for all parks Friends groups.
In 2012, Birmingham won the Gold Award and Category Winner in the Large City Category at the Heart of England in Bloom Awards.
As the Winner of the Overall Heart of England in Bloom Awards, Birmingham also had the opportunity to enter the Large City Category in the National RHS Britain In Bloom Awards 2012. In the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2012, Birmingham were awarded Gold and Category Winner in the Large City Category. Birmingham also received a RHS Britain in Bloom Horticultural Award for best floral displays, and Cannon Hill Park was awarded the RHS Britain in Bloom Public Park Award. Birmingham was also shortlisted for the RHS Britain in Bloom Pride of Place Award.
In 2013, Birmingham represented the United Kingdom in the European Entente Florale competition, as well as entering Heart of England in Bloom. Birmingham were awarded Gold at the prestigious Entente Florale, and Eastside City Park gained an ‘Outstanding Public Green Space’ Award. Birmingham also scooped Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards.
2014 was another fantastic year for Birmingham in Bloom, scooping not only the Large City Category - Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards, but also Category Winner, overall Heart of England in Bloom winner, and an Horticultural Excellence Award for the World War 1 trench display. Due to our fantastic entry, we have been nominated for the National Britain in Bloom 2015 Awards in the Large City Category.
Why not enter your community grow space or project into the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ competition. If you would like to enter, or for more information, please visit the RHS website.
If you would like to share your pictures of Birmingham in Bloom – whether it’s pictures of wildflower meadows, our open spaces, or community events that you have taken part in, please feel free to post your images here - remember to tell us a bit about your picture!
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For more information about the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2015, please visit thwe RHS website.
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