Still Some Sponsorship available for Tamworth in Bloom

Jun 29, 2011 by Warren

Last years Tamworth in Bloom

With less than three weeks to go until the Britain In Bloom judges come to Tamworth, there’s still a chance for businesses to sponsor floral displays.

The judges will be touring the borough on Tuesday July 19, when organisers are hoping that Tamworth can retain the prestigious Gold award it won last year.

Representatives from Britain In Bloom will see some of the 42,000 bedding plants, 321 hanging baskets and 179 floral troughs used in this year’s Tamworth In Bloom campaign, which has the theme ‘Saxons and the Hoard’ to mark the visit of the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition to the Castle.

They will also be shown the famous Tamworth Two – the pigs made completely out of flowers which stand outside the railway station – and a huge floral Staffordshire knot on the roundabout in Lichfield Street.

A new addition this year, a larger-than-lifesize Saxon warrior made completely out of flowers will have pride of place at the bottom of the ramp leading up to Tamworth Castle. Dubbed ‘Norman the Saxon’, he is based on the image of a Saxon which can be seen on the ‘Welcome to Tamworth’ road signs.

A number of businesses are sponsoring individual displays, troughs and planters – but it’s not too late for companies to get on board and show their support by sponsoring a display.

Businesses sponsoring a planting scheme – either alone or with others – will have their names featured alongside the prominent displays.

Chairman of Tamworth In Bloom, Cllr John Garner, said:

“It is a great opportunity for organisations to show their support and have their name associated with this fantastic event. However, we do realise that times are tough, which is why we have packages to suit the smallest businesses right through to large companies.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor a display or a banner should contact Melvyn Clark on 01827 709362 or 07891 052119 or email

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