Thousands of bulbs planted around Town

Over 40,000 spring bulbs have been planted around Sutton Coldfield today, organised and funded by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council.

Six gateway locations have been chosen around the town to welcome visitors.  In spring next year they will be greeted to a wonderful display of early flowering yellow/orange daffodils in March followed by late, white flowering daffodils in April and to generate a longer flowering display blue camassi and alliums have been added to the mix for June time.

This is the first in a range of projects the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is planning as part of their entry in to the regional Heart of England in Bloom competition for the first time in 2018.  Councillor Wood who witnessed the bulb planting at Town Gate commented:

“It’s really exciting to see the bulbs going in the ground and it marks for me the start of a programme of activities by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council to enter the Heart of England in Bloom competition.  Our aim is to make significant enhancements to our public and green open spaces throughout the town in time for judging next year and in the years to come.”

The Bloom competition isn’t just about flowers, it also involves working with the community, businesses, schools and residents to help clean up and brighten up our town via various means.  Arranging a litter pick, planting up a basket for your house or creating a display outside your premises will all add to the picture of a welcoming and inviting town.

If you are doing things to improve our local area, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact the Town Council on 0121 663 1765 or email  with further information.