Local plant nursery D. W. Frost of Car Colston has again won the prestigious contract to supply the palm trees and exotic plants for this year’s Nottingham Beach which will be constructed in the Old Market Square in the centre of Nottingham by James Mellors (Amusements) Ltd.

 ‘We are delighted to be working with the Beach Project for the fourth year running’, says David Frost – Managing Director or D. W. Frost.   ‘With the weather this year being so dreadful, it’s nice to turn our minds to sunnier days, palm trees and beaches’.

The plants supplied to the beach are all native to the Mediterranean, New Zealand and South Africa, including Bird of Paradise Plants, Canary Island Palms, Torbay Palms and Chinese Windmill Palms amongst others that will give the feel of a tropical island.   Some of the palms are mature plants at around eight to nine years old, only growing in the region of between four to six centimetres a year.

All of these large plants, some 70 in total, have been brought in from abroad, 3/4 from Pistoia in northern Italy and 1/4 from the Valencia area of Spain.   They are transported in refrigerated lorries to ensure that they arrive in optimum condition, travelling anything up to five days overland, and they will then be checked over in the nursery and loaded onto Frost’s articulated lorry and delivered to the Old Market Square early on the morning of Thursday, 19th July.   As with all plants, they will require constant attention to keep them in tip top condition and will need around 10,500 litres of water during the time they are ‘On the Beach’.

Christopher Frost, the Sales Manager,  will personally deliver the plants, making sure that everything runs smoothly, and said ‘Frost’s are pleased to yet again be helping Mellors Group create an exotic feel to the City of Nottingham.’’