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 sees the 50th year of Britain in Bloom, and we are trying to encourage 50 community groups to join in the celebrations in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ competition. If you would like to enter, please go to: http://www.rhs.org.uk/communities/campaigns/it-s-your-neighbourhood
Birmingham are again entering the Heart of England in Bloom competition in 2014, and we have an exciting display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, and we are excited that many of our community groups and allotment associations are joining in the commemorations with specially sown wildflower areas.
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!
Don't forget you can also link to us on our twitter page - www.twitter.com/birminghambloom or #birminghaminbloom
For information about our entry in Entente Florale, please go to: http://visitbirmingham.com/what-to-do/festivals-events/entente-florale-europe
For more information about the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2014, please go to: http://www.rhs.org.uk/communities/campaigns/britain-in-bloom
If you would like to send us an email about the Birmingham in Bloom campaign please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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