3.7, and 8 for me wish we had something as nice around here but there are too many kids ripping things up bloody young thugs. When we went to NZ on holiday there the thugs had to make hanging baskets for their town and display them and there where some lovely ones to look at and no body would dare touch them ;D
These beds have been designed by local school kids....they design, we choose the plants.
The biggest problem we have is our managers inability to listen to the staff. Obviously we know from experience what plants do well and what don't...for example, ageratum and lobelia will not tolerate drying out. heliotrope is a waste of time. Allysum and petunias finnish far too quickly....especially petunias which need dead heading all the time.
So we plant the beds up, water them in and the first weekend is a warm one and all the ageratum dry out. Many will not come back !!!
Still, i'll try to get some pics around late july to see how they've done.
As for my fave....no 7 by a country mile although i do like no 9 and no 2
To be honest I'm not over keen on any of them - too garish. But If I have to choose it will be no 9 whose design has more of a rhythm than the others and albeit garish, harmonises with hte grass because of the lime green plants (can't make out what they are).
I think number 7 too. A good mix of strong colours.
Second favourite would be number 9, but I am less keen on the pale green in that one.
They all have their merits though and it's good that the local authority is encouraging the youngsters to show such an interest in garden design.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, (attributed) 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)