Visitors to Bedford’s Embankment will be met with a riot of colour this summer, as 20,000 sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, geraniums and verbena burst into flower.
The floral creations are themed around ‘water’, with beds made up of white, blue and yellow flowers and this theme has been mirrored in the planters around Bedford town centre.
Bedford’s Embankment is not only a visual feast, it’s also a valuable nectar source for bugs and bees.
Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for environment said, “I am always proud of the display our team creates along the river- it take hours of hard work, and really shows Bedford at some of its best.
“This year especially, I am really pleased that we have been able to create this display, with our beautiful parks and open spaces providing a real lifeline in recent weeks and months.”