With a population of around 168,000, Bournemouth is a city when defined by it's population but In 2012, Bournemouth was unsuccessful in its bid for city status, losing out to Chelmsford in a competition with 26 other towns to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
To celebrate the town’s sea views being restored after the demolition of the unloved IMAX Waterfront building and the extension of the Pier Approach open space, on 28th June 2013 the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) played two free outdoor concerts, and it stayed dry all day! Tickets were awarded with a ballot.
As part of the improvements in the area, Just as the City Of London has for the Aldgate Experiments, Bournemouth purchased 16 extra large flower pots for planting with enormous olive trees. When empty these can easily be lifted by one or two people. You can see the extra large flower pots here: www.largeflowerpots.co.uk
|Giant flower pot|