Patriotic flower displays celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Long Eaton
By LEClare | Saturday, June 02, 2012, 10:24
Erewash Borough Council staff have been working hard to produce some red, white and blue flower displays to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Long Eaton.
The newly planted circular display for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee outside Long Eaton Town Hall
Thousands of plants have been grown and prepared in the Council's nurseries on West Park for planting in the displays in the town, including hanging baskets and flowerbed displays at key points to honour both the Jubilee and the Olympics.
The union jack flag is displayed on Wilsthorpe Island and a circular Diamond Jubilee design has been planted outside Long Eaton Town Hall (pictured).
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council's Lead Member for Culture and Leisure says:
"Our patriotic planting will ensure that Erewash has the feelgood factor of all things British in this very special year. The red, white and blue theme will create a summertime showpiece and I am sure residents and visitors alike will enjoy this borough's floral salute."
The young plants have been carefully prepared by the Council's nursery staff and while planted in time for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, the plants will continue to grow – meaning residents will be able to see the flag designs 'blossom' throughout the summer.