The event this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Horticultural Society's In Bloom competition.
Taking part in the event will be community gardeners and allotment owners. Local traders will be sponsoring the event and also taking part. The show harks back to an annual event that used to be held in Plymouth.There is free entry for members of the community with refreshments, raffle prizes and interactive fun for all the family.
The event is organised by the Plymouth in Bloom Committee, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University and is supported by the University's Events Management students.
The Maze: Street Art Community Project
University students from the 3D Design: Spatial and Interior Designer course will install a street maze that “allows the community to interact with art... adding colours with real flowers and vegetation to create a sensation of being surrounded by nature” (Hui See). The maze design interprets a rose as a labyrinthine structure. The design celebrates community engagement and also amplifies themes of ecology, horticulture and sustainability within Plymouth and will be sighted outside the Guildhall during this event.
During the show, the public can wander around the maze looking at the plants and chat to the students and gardeners about the work. The maze will then stay on site for Flavour Fest.
The project is supported by the Vital Sparks initiative and funded by Arts Council England with Plymouth City Council. Led by Dr Mat Emmett, Caroline Mikhail and Jonathan Forster, the student team includes: Hui See, Aleksandra Stoma and Kim Todd.
An exhibition of student works illustrating the practice of spatial and public realm design is also on show in the Guildhall.