Planting at Weston-super-Mare’s floral clock is complete


Two thousand plants have been successfully planted at the floral clock in Weston-super-Mare. The work has taken just over a week to complete, and was carried out by the North Somerset Council’s grounds maintenance contractors, Glendale.

The planting includes two circles, which will be filled with a different design using annual flowers each year. This year the circles will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, and the flowers are expected to be planted later in the season. 

Councillor Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “The floral clock is looking fantastic, and I’m sure the local community will be thrilled to see the space bursting with plants once more.

“We’ve chosen colourful ornamental shrubs and bee-friendly species. The plants are low-maintenance, so they won’t need as much watering as other plants – helping us protect the environment and keep costs down.

“I’d like to thank our grounds maintenance contractors, Glendale, for doing an excellent job in bringing the planting design to life.

“We’ve had to be creative in funding this project, as we – like councils across the country – are feeling the squeeze. Thank you to all the local businesses who have dug into their pockets and offered to sponsor the clock.

“Volunteers are also a crucial part of the clock’s history, and they’re key to its future as well. We’re running our first session for volunteers on Wednesday 15 May, and we’d love as many people as possible to join. If you’re interested in coming along, then contact our parks ranger at”