What do we do?

The Flowers in the City campaign was started in 1949, when it was known as the City Window Box competition and its aim was to brighten up the City after the war.

How do we do it?

There are two campaigns a year (Winter and Summer), and in addition to the awarding of a trophy, the winning organisations also receive a certificate and a plaque that can be displayed on the winning site. The Lord Mayor is the Patron of this campaign.

How it benefits the City

Gardens and gardening are proven to create a sense of wellbeing in everyone, and no where is this more important than in an urban environment. Flowers in the City encourages the City’s inhabitants to see the value in the good maintenance and cultivation of gardens, planted beds, borders and window boxes, and to enjoy the fruits of these labours.