The adopt a flower bed scheme has been established to encourage individuals, community groups or businesses to take on the maintenance of a flower bed in their local area.
It's free to adopt a bed and we'll provide you with the flowers and shrubs, as well as put up a plaque with your name or organisation to show your support.
What is involved?
You can choose a particular flower bed you would like to adopt or we can help you decide upon a suitable bed.
All we ask is that you agree to adopt the flower bed for at least a year and undertake the maintenance, which is also likely to involve litter picking and weeding.
We will support you by providing information about your plants and how to care for them.
What are the benefits?
Adopting a flower bed or planter is a great way to create a sense of community pride and we know that a cared for environment reduces crime and anti-social behaviour.
Medical research shows that gardening has a very positive effect on your physical and mental well being. If you're in a business, it could create a very good team building opportunity for your organisation.
If you are a business, advertising your organisation on a plaque may affect your business rates.