Some examples of civic pride and visit enhancement found variously around Germany and parts of the UK - what an example.

Lots of the funding and daily upkeep left to the citizens to do - everyone gets the value and the effect is mind blowing - a sense of peace, of fun, of colour, civic price - a way of differentiating our city - we used to have 'flower day' years ago when the city came alive - no reason it couldn't be flower day everyday!

The most popular flower seems to be the geranium - hardy colourful and vigorous! Another was the begonia, a surprise to me as the climate was cold but they seem to flourish.