Hockey featured in the entrance to the Chelsea Flower Show in Birmingham

Hockey is featured in Birmingham’s entry to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

A mix of flowers grown in the council’s own nurseries and sports-themed items make up the eye-catching Commonwealth Games-themed display, which features a rendition of the official Games logo as its centrepiece.

Hockey and squash are played at the University of Birmingham, depicted by a depiction of the university’s “Old Joe” clock tower – made of rusted steel to represent the red brick structure of the real life version .

Providing a link with the sports of the Games, two hockey players, in willow, play in front of the tower.

It is hoped the entry will help secure Birmingham City Council’s tenth consecutive gold medal at the world-renowned show, which runs from May 24-28.

This year’s 10m x 15m exhibition showcases some of the city’s iconic landmarks that have a connection to the Games, as well as some of the sports that will be contested.

Following its appearance in Chelsea, the exhibit will be replicated in Birmingham’s Cathedral Park between July and September, adding yet another splash of color to the city in what will be a memorable summer of celebrations.

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