Six planters moved into Luton town centre to make area 'more attractive' to visitors

Six large planters have been moved into Luton town centre to make it more attractive for visitors and workers.

By News reporter
Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 12:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 12:52 pm
Six planters have been relocated to the town centre
Six planters have been relocated to the town centre

Luton Business Improvement District funded the restoration of the flowerbeds, arranging for them to be moved during the lockdown period from their original home in Kimpton Road into Station Road, Market Hill and St George’s Square.

The planters have since undergone careful repair and painting, and have been filled with topsoil, bark, flowers and shrubs.

Fergus McLardy, Luton BID project manager, said: “We are so pleased to have been able to deliver this project, despite the recent national restrictions and challenges.

Six planters have been relocated to the town centre

“Luton BID has been funding flower displays in the town centre for six years, and we always get such a fantastic response from members of the public and businesses who tell us how much it brightens up the area in the spring and summer months.

"These refurbished planters will each hold around one hundred flowers and shrubs, and they are set to look really beautiful and colourful around March and April time and beyond.”

Luton BID made arrangements for the planters to be positioned, grit blasted, primed, repaired and painted with a shiny new black topcoat as part of the careful restoration.

Tulips, daffodils, lavenders and Mexican orange blossom are some of the flowers which have been planted, ready for bloom by spring and summer 2021.