£15K floral boost to Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 11:30 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 21 June 2018
Even more flowers now grace Welwyn Garden City town centre thanks to a £15,000 project.
Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District commissioned the additional floral displays throughout the town to enhance the shopping environment.
The flowers have been grown and planted by Kent-based Amethyst Horticulture and the company will be maintaining, watering and feeding them twice weekly throughout the summer period.
The planters will be removed in September and returned to Welwyn Garden City to be re-planted in June 2019.
Traditional bedding plants such as petunias, lobelia, geraniums, trailing geraniums and begonias have been used.
There are 14 three-tiered planters in the town and 18 baskets over railings.
WGC BID is also in talks with Welwyn Hatfield Council about the council’s plans to enter Anglia in Bloom.
BID chairman OJ Daya, who is the Waitrose branch manager, said: “The WGC environment is already attractive to shoppers and visitors. “However, these floral displays will enhance the concrete pedestrian areas and are in place ready for our first ever Garden Fair event to celebrate our Garden City on July 14.”
WGC BID was set up in 2017 following a vote by town centre businesses.
Each business now pays a levy to fund BID activities to improve the town centre and boost footfall.
In total, £1.5m will be spent over the five years that BID will run for.