Bedford’s blooming lovely

Embankment spring planting

As ever, Bedford Embankment is a riot of colour in the Spring sunshine.

The annual floral spectacle is created by the council’s Parks and Open Spaces team, using thousands of bulbs and bedding plants including tulips, wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots – all in full bloom on the riverside.

“Once again, our fantastic staff within the Parks and Open Spaces Team has really done us proud with this year’s display on the Embankment,” said Paul Pace, chief officer for environment at Bedford Borough Council.

“A great deal of hard work and planning goes into delivering these displays every year, with always something new to see and enjoy on a visit to our river.”

In mid-May, the spring planting will be removed to get the space ready for the summer display which will be planted in June.