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Birmingham Cathedral inspired display wins at Chelsea Flower Show

The city council's entry by Darren Share uses plants to reflect different parts of the church building, which celebrates its 300 year anniversary in 2015.

There is a floral representation of the tower and bells cascade flowers around a wicker angel. The first of three water features showcases water running uphill along a representation of the nave. The second provides a curtain of water from one of the bells, and the third sends jets of water from the organ pipes. The display includes colours, with a focus on reds and pinks to reflect the painted windows of the cathedral.

Speaking before the prizes were awarded, Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham said: "We are very proud to be chosen for the theme of Birmingham's Chelsea display in our 300th year. It's a great way of promoting the city and raising awareness of the cathedral, its heritage and our life today."

"We're looking forward to sharing the story of 'the church that became a cathedral in the town that became a city' and continuing to work with the great staff of the Parks Department.

"Everyone will be able to see the display in Cathedral Square, later in July."

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