We aim to provide a service which can be appreciated by residents and visitors alike. Each year we strive to maintain and, if possible, improve the many flower and shrub beds across Torbay.
TOR2 and our contractors are responsible for designing and maintaining the shrub and flower beds across Torbay. This sometimes incorporates themes appropriate to the year’s occasions.
All annual bedding designs for the planting seasons are planned in advance of the planting period to allow sufficient time for plant growth and delivery. We start to remove the spring bedding plants between May and June to enable the summer bedding plants to be planted. The re-planting of the beds normally takes between 4 to 6 weeks, during which time beds are prepared and revitalised for their new bedding. This means that beds can look bare for a few weeks, but this is in readiness for a fantastic display from June to October.
These beds are kept reasonably weed free and are regularly replaced/updated. In some areas we seed wild flowers. However if you think something needs attention please use the following form to let us know.
We, like all public sector organisations, continues to face reductions in the level of funding it receives as the Government continues with its deficit reduction plan. As part of the review of our services, budget proposals have been identified which will involve the alteration of some flowerbeds across Torbay. These changes may involve existing beds being reduced in size; replacement with permanent planting; removal with reinstatement of grass or tarmac; or will be transferred for voluntary management.