GREEN-fingered enthusiasts from Solihull with a flair for garden design are being urged to come forward and submit their ideas for the borough’s famous flower bed in Malvern Park.
Solihull Council is keen to hear from anyone with thoughts on how to transform the plot for 2009 into a flourishing patch for the public to view.
The winning creation will be brought to life by thousands of tiny plug plants and will be a feature in the park during the summer months.
Anyone interested in submitting an entry is asked to base their design on local heritage, culture and history, following on the theme of local roots set by the Royal Horticulture Society for the 2008 Britain in Bloom competition. Entries should be in by February 1.
Charities and community groups can also take part and are welcome to share any special events or anniversaries they are celebrating this year so that they can have the chance of having their event commemorated in the flower bed.
Previously, the flower bed has featured designs marking the Queen’s visit to the borough in 2002, the millennium and the 600th birthday of Knowle Parish Church.
Anyone interested in taking part should contact Becki Wood, the Solihull in Bloom co-ordinator from Solihull Council, for a design template on 0121 704 6546.