The town council’s Green Spaces team have chosen flowers that will attract bees and pollen-loving insects.
The five-man team is working flat out to plant up tubs, beds and planters in preparation for the Britain in Bloom judging on July 8.
They will handle more than 3,500 plants in less than a week with the biggest display in Park Gardens.
Last year Stroud in Bloom scooped gold for the second year running in the Heart of England regional awards.
The Green Spaces team is planting more wildflower borders following on from the praise from judges last year.
“We have chosen flowers such as cosmos, zinnias and nicotiana, because bees and insects love them,” said Jim Mathison, Green Spaces manager. “It’s important that we support the insect and wild life in our green spaces.”
The Green Spaces team will work with Stroud in Bloom volunteers and community groups to ensure everything is picture perfect for judging day.
“Stroud’s floral awards are very much a team effort and the town council is proud to be a part of that,” said town mayor Amanda Moriarty. “The flowers and displays make the town appealing for the residents and our visitors.”