The town council team worked flat out clearing, planting and weeding in preparation for judging day on July 12.
They are responsible for the 24 green and open spaces throughout Stroud and countless tubs and beds. Their crowning glory is the large floral display in Park Gardens, in Slad Road.
The theme for Stroud in Bloom this year is the rainbow. More than 4,500 plants, including 1,200 yellow begonias and 1,200 purple petunias, have been used in the Park Gardens display alone.
The team includes Jim Mathison, Tony Butler, Martin Weeks, Mark Pritchard, Tim Curtis, Robert Lloyd and Andrew Knee.
“Stroud in Bloom is a team effort by everyone in the community,” said Green Spaces manager Jim Mathison. “We are proud to be doing our bit to bring a bit of colour to our beautiful town.”
“Mike McCrea and the Landscape Group team from Stratford Park have done a great job of planting up the Town Council’s tubs and troughs in public spaces all around the town,” said Sue Capener, Town Clerk.
Stroud mayor John Marjoram said: “Stroud in Bloom has been a huge collaborative effort this year involving the town council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Stroud in Bloom committee and the district council.
“The results are stunning and are living proof of what we can accomplish in our community when we work together in partnership.”