Bus Stop Boulevard
The floral bus stops delighted visitors at the 2018 show
The Bus Stop Boulevard, a street scene lined with sophisticated, upcycled Manchester bus stops, delighted visitors at the 2018 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (18-22 July).
Continuing to champion greening and growing in an effort to create healthier and more sustainable cities, the RHS partnered with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a second year, with four finalists from across Greater Manchester having designed planted-up bus stops as part of the 25m long Bus Stop Boulevard.
The Buzz Stop
Inspired by the powerful symbol of the Manchester Bee, Ben Thomas created The Buzz Stop, offering an ideal location for the 250+ bee varieties in the UK to meet up and indulge in an array of pollinator-friendly plants, alongside honeycomb and beehive-inspired planters. The perfect place to ‘bee’ together.
Plant Shop Manchester: Choose Green
As Manchester’s only independent plant retail space, Plant Shop is passionate about greening up urban areas and created a design full of information on the benefits of plants and the best spots for them to thrive in. This stop promised to inspire visitors to get growing.
Bus Stop of Hope
The children at St Charles RC Primary School and their local community helped to design The Bus Stop of Hope, featuring a dove made entirely of chrysanthemums and a map of the world. The design was created to spread the message of hope.
Carnival Stop: Jungle is Massive
After bringing their infectious carnival spirit to the show a few years ago, the team from Cabasa Carnival Arts CIC returned to Tatton Park in 2018. They injected all of their enthusiasm into a Bus Stop design, which celebrated the life-giving, tropical rainforests of Brazil and the Caribbean, as well as the cultures and the people of the carnivals they are home to. Visitors to the show could even hear sounds of the jungle if they listened carefully.
Each bus stop was in competition for the People's Choice Award - as voted for by visitors to Tatton Park. Huge congratulations go to the Cabasa Carnival Arts with Jungle is Massive for winning this award.