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Thursday 26 May 2022

Beautiful floral displays are up in the city to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

Queen’s Jubilee floral displays

Salisbury is now beautifully decorated for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with red, white and blue floral displays hanging proudly across the City.

On Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May, Salisbury City Council’s Parks Team worked hard to install the displays which add extra colour and vibrancy in Salisbury to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

With the fantastic support of local businesses, there are over 370 hanging baskets and 30 flower towers/planters to be enjoyed by visitors and residents.

As well as this, we are excited to announce the arrival of Gilbert the Dragon who has taken up residence at Salisbury Market Place. Standing approximately 8 foot tall and weighing an impressive 1.5 tonnes, Gilbert’s body will be adorned with red, white and blue plants to celebrate the Jubilee.

The flower dragon is maintained by Salisbury City Council and has attracted large amounts of attention from visitors and residents of Salisbury since he first appeared in 1999.

Cllr Alan Bayliss, one of the Council’s Leaders, said, “I want to say a big thank you to the Parks Team for their hard work in once again decorating the city with the beautiful floral displays. They enhance the city’s appearance every year and it is great to see the Queen’s Jubilee celebrated in this way.”