THE carpet flower bed at Malvern Park will receive an ‘out of this world’ makeover when it is re-designed in July.
Every year, the council turns to the local community for inspiration and this year’s winners have both chosen their designs in recognition of the Year of Astronomy 2009.
Valley Infant School’s Beth Gowing and Jessica Moon from Castle Bromwich Junior School were crowned the winners and their designs, which both feature stars and planets will be merged into one and brought to life by thousands of tiny plug plants this summer.
Cara-Beech Webb finished as runner-up with her montage of typical Solihull images which included a local newspaper and the land rover symbol.
Elsewhere in third place Ellis Hickenbotham from Sharmans Cross Junior School impressed the judges with his flower heart to represent the Heart of England.
A selection of trees were given to the children as a thank-you for entering and cabinet member for quality of life and neighbourhoods, Councillor Mrs Diana Holl-Allen praised all their efforts.
“This competition has become a real tradition for the borough and we hope to continue it for many years to come.
“The flower bed is one of the many beauty spots in Solihull and I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered their designs and a big well done to the winners.”