Search on for best bedding displays

The best bedding displays across the country will compete for the top Britain's first ever Britain's Best Flower Bed competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Conwy’s bedding display won a Gold medal at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park - photo: RHS
Conwy’s bedding display won a Gold medal at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park - photo: RHS

Britain in Bloom and Ball Colegrave closes to entries on 31 August 2008.

Parks and green spaces teams are being urged to enter the RHS/Ball Colegrave contest to find the very best in civic horticulture.

Beds should be seasonal summer displays and the winning bed will be selected for its community enhancement, planting skill and innovative design.

RHS head of shows development Bob Sweet said: This is an exciting opportunity for unsung flower bed heroes to get the recognition they really deserve after all their year-long hard work to brighten up our urban environments.

Resource restraints on local authorities have meant that seasonal displays have been reduced or removed in many communities across the UK but by launching this new competition with Britain in Bloom and Ball Colegrave, we really hope to raise awareness of the importance of this traditional planting method that has historically played such an important role in parks and communities.

The winners of Britain’s Best Flower Bed will be announced in September and they will get the chance to go head-to-head with the big names in amenity gardening with a place in the 2009 RHS/Ball Colegrave National Flower Bed Competition.

For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom/bestbed or email bestbed@rhs.org.uk


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