Stroud Town Council’s green spaces team are working flat out to ensure the town is litter free and picture perfect on Tuesday July 9.
The team of six are planting up tubs and putting the finishing touches on Park Gardens and other open spaces in the town.
For the first time the green spaces team have planted a pictorial meadow in Park Gardens rather the traditional bedding plants.
“We are trying the pictorial meadow around the cartwheel bed in Park Gardens for many environmental reasons,” said Jim Mathison, Green Spaces manager.
“First the wildflowers are good for attracting and supporting insects and bees and secondly because it has a much lower carbon footprint. Bedding plants require a lot of energy as they are started under glass in January and February,” said Mr Mathison.
Green Spaces team members Rob Sealey and Tony Butler have gone a bit retro with the tub planting this year by choosing colourful zinnias.
“They are what your granny grew in the garden because they are more drought resistant and hardy. Their vibrant colours add a bit of fun to the whole project,” said Mr Mathison.
Stroud Town Council works with Stroud in Bloom, Stroud District Council and the Stroud Chamber of Commerce plus other community organisations.
Last year the town received a gold award in the Heart of England awards.