Birmingham wins eighth Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Published: Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold for the eighth year running at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for a display recognising the need for action on climate change.

Sponsored by Veolia and working in partnership with Baroness Floella Benjamin, the garden focuses on four key themes: air quality, water conservation, reducing waste and community involvement.

Cllr Sharon Thompson, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods at Birmingham City Council said, “I am delighted that we have again achieved Chelsea Gold for Birmingham while simultaneously being able to highlight the importance of our local environment. This is the first year that we’ve been in the ‘Discovery’ area at the show and so it’s fantastic to be recognised for more than just the incredible flora but also the future vision for sustainability in Birmingham.

“However, none of this would have been possible without the support of Baroness Floella Benjamin and our brilliant sponsors, Veolia, who have paid for this year’s display. A big thank you to both who have helped us reach this great achievement.”

Donald Macphail, Veolia’s Midland Director, said: “Veolia are pleased and proud to support Birmingham City Council's commitment to promote resource management, as part of the circular economy. Our on-going partnership with the Council will deliver recycling and composting services to the city, which this wonderful exhibit demonstrates. To win an eighth successive gold is a brilliant achievement - I congratulate everyone involved with this project."

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