French invasion for Plymouth in Bloom campaign
THE Hoe will sport a floral tricolor this spring as Plymouth in Bloom takes on a French feel.
This year the horticultural campaign celebrates the 50th anniversary of Plymouth's twinning with Brest in France, and the flagship Hoe front garden will be planted red, white and blue.
Plymouth in Bloom is a chance for gardeners, allotment holders, businesses and schools to show off their green fingers.
Entrants can choose from range of categories, with the option of embracing a French theme if they wish. Categories include best garden, business, allotment and window box.
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Schools can get involved with the scarecrow-making and wheelbarrow display competitions.
Plymouth in Bloom is run by Plymouth City Council's street scene team, with a newly elected committee to give the community more input and control.
Cllr Brian Vincent, the Cabinet member for the environment, said: "The strength of this competition is the enthusiasm it inspires in people across the city and I am looking forward to 2013 being another exciting year."
Bernard Todkill, chairman, of the Plymouth in Bloom committee, said: "Our committee is made up of enthusiastic volunteers and we have lots of ideas about how to develop the campaign and capitalise on its success for the benefit of our city and its residents.
"We would like to see anyone with an interest in creating beautiful displays and gardens enter the competition."
Local volunteer judges will tour the city during July and there will be an award ceremony in the autumn.
Find out more at: www.plymouth.gov.uk/bloom