First images of Birmingham’s Chelsea Flower Show display for 2021 are revealed

Birmingham: Pictures previewing what Birmingham City Council’s 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower display will look like have been revealed.

The display, entitled Floella’s Future Generation, is sponsored by Veolia and is all about how we can all make a small or large change to help improve the environment for future generations.

Building on Baroness Floella Benjamin’s garden in 2019, the display gives examples of how to make a positive environmental difference in your own home, garden or the community you live in.

The display will also raise awareness of sustainable energy sources and look at how these initiatives can be scaled up or down to fit all scenarios.

It will showcase traditional seasonal bedding, with all the plants produced or maintained at Birmingham City Council’s nurseries.

Flowering plants are set to include Pansy, Dahlia, New Guinea Impatiens, Antirrhinum, Gerbera, Begonia, Coleus and various carpet bedding plants including Ajuga, Sedum, Helichrysum and Alternanthera. In order to show the importance of planting trees, the display will contain a small group of Acers and an apple tree.

Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Our environment is a resource we all rely upon for our health and prosperity, so we are keen to promote how we can all do our bit to preserve and enhance it.

“The nurseries team always put together a visually stunning and thought-provoking display for the Chelsea Flower Show – and I am sure the judges will be impressed again this year.

“So many different ideas and concepts have been packed into this year’s entry, which will give visitors to the show some great ideas about how they can contribute positively to the environment in which they live or work.”

Mark Powell, Veolia General Manager in Birmingham, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Birmingham City Council at Chelsea with their ground-breaking concept and look forward to seeing the finished garden.

“As the UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia is delighted that this garden highlights ways in which we can all make a positive environmental difference in our own homes and lifestyles.”

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 runs from September 21-26.

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