Latest News from the Amberol team

Britain in Bloom

Behind the scenes at Shrewsbury in Bloom

Behind the scenes at Shrewsbury in Bloom

Long known as the ‘town of flowers’, Shrewsbury is a town that takes its Britain in Bloom responsibilities seriously. All the hard work that went into the Shropshire town’s gold-winning award in the small city category at last year’s Britain in Bloom finals was recently showcased in an episode of the BBC’s Britain in Bloom TV show.

Read the full article
Chester welcomes the colour purple

Chester welcomes the colour purple

CH1ChesterBID, the business improvement district for Chester, is providing the city with over 120 purple-themed flower towers, barrier baskets and lamp post displays as it competes in North West in Bloom this summer.

Read the full article
How to get your community involved in Britain in Bloom

How to get your community involved in Britain in Bloom

Britain in Bloom is about far more than making the UK’s towns and villages look pretty in the summer months. As we know, beautiful floral displays don’t just magically appear; they involve year-round hard work and determination behind the scenes.

Read the full article
How to have a great Britain in Bloom judging day

How to have a great Britain in Bloom judging day

The day the Britain in Bloom judges arrive is the culmination of months of hard work. So whether you’re a small village-based volunteer team or a large local authority-backed task force, it’s understandable to feel nervous about the big day. However it’s important to remember that no matter what award you eventually receive, this should be a day of enjoyment and celebration. And as with any important day, when it comes to taking the stress out of it, preparation is key.

Read the full article
Secrets of Shrewsbury’s Britain in Bloom Success

Secrets of Shrewsbury’s Britain in Bloom Success

One of our favourite episodes of BBC2’s recent Britain in Bloom series involved presenter Chris Pavin following the team behind Shrewsbury’s successful 2017 bid to win its customary Gold Award in the ‘small city’ category. At Amberol we are lucky to work with Shrewsbury in Bloom every year by supplying our self-watering planters for the team to create their stunning floral displays in.

Read the full article
The best plants to attract wildlife

The best plants to attract wildlife

International Dawn Chorus Day which took place in early May is celebrated from the Caribbean to Antarctica, but did you know it all began in Birmingham in 1984 when broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Paines had the unusual idea of inviting guests to a 4am birthday party so everyone could enjoy the dawn chorus together?

Read the full article
Page 1 of 9