The good people of Gloucester won’t know what’s hit them this summer when the city’s first ever consignment of Plantscape planters hits its streets this week.
Gloucester BID has never previously employed a professional company to create its floral displays.
Indeed, it placed its order many months ago to make sure it got to the head of the floral queue – as last year it contacted Plantscape too late in the season and so its citizens had to endure a flowerless summer.
Plantscape sales executive Alan McGregor explained: “The BID team not only wanted a supplier of beautiful floral planters, but also needed a company which would work in partnership with them. They wanted us to help them choose the most suitable containers to maximise the effect of the display, because this was the first time they had installed such a large number of planters.
“After several visits by our sales and operations team we helped Gloucester to plan and design the layout and content of their summer floral planter scheme and we know residents and visitors will be pretty amazed by what they see.”
The city has ordered 30 flower towers, 63 hanging baskets and 26 lamp post planters which will be installed at the docks and The Cross, where the four main shopping streets converge. Plantscape will also water them throughout the summer – with that task required only once a week thanks to its innovative seven-day watering system.