Hockey is featured in Birmingham’s entry into this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
A mixture of flowers grown at the council’s own nurseries and sporting-themed features make up the eye-catching Commonwealth Games themed display, which has an interpretation of the official Games logo as its centerpiece.
Hockey and squash are taking place at the University of Birmingham, depicted by a representation of the university’s clock tower ‘Old Joe’ – made from rusty steel to represent the real version’s red brick structure.
Ensuring a link to the Games’ sports, there are two hockey players, made from willow, playing in front of the tower.
It is hoped the entry will help secure Birmingham City Council’s tenth consecutive Gold at the world-famous show, which runs from May 24-28.
This year’s 10m x 15m display showcases some of the city’s iconic landmarks that have a link to the Games, along with highlighting some of the sports that will be contested.
After its appearance at Chelsea, the display will be reproduced in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral between July and September, adding yet another dash of colour to the city during what will a memorable summer of celebrations.