Flower display wows Bicton visitors

PUBLISHED: 09:28 15 August 2014

Bicton flower festival at St Mary's Church. Aimeé Green from Bicton Park takes a look at one of the floral displays. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 0626-32-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Bicton flower festival at St Mary's Church. Aimeé Green from Bicton Park takes a look at one of the floral displays. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 0626-32-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Visitors to Bicton Park have been enjoying a wonderful display of colour thanks to the annual flower festival at the estate’s church.

St Mary’s Church, which sits inside the botanical gardens, had hosted the annual blooms for many years, before it closed to regular worship two years ago.

Although the building no longer serves as a parish church, gardens owner Valerie Lister did not want the festival to end, so she asked the group she refers to as the Bicton Flower Ladies, who arranged the festival, to continue.

They have done so, and this year’s event again saw visitors able to enjoy the painstakingly arranged display.

Margaret Hepple, one of the ladies involved, said: “The ten of us that are left now were very glad when Mrs Lister said she would like the flower festival to go on.

“It has been very successful. A lot of people when they walk around the grounds have come in, and have been very impressed by our work, which is nice.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:06

A thieving son who broke into his father’s home when he was in hospital has been jailed after the victim told a judge he had broken his heart.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:32

A professional footballer paedophile who worked in Exmouth and was found guilty of child abuse has been told by a judge his ‘long jail sentence’ has been adjourned so he can apply for legal aid.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:50

A Judge has banned nightmare neighbour Alex Humphreys from returning to her former address in Exmouth after her ‘disgraceful’ behaviour towards other residents.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:55

Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare said it has been ‘humbled’ by the selfless generosity of the Harbour View Café.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:45

Police are appealing for information after an arm shield was stolen from a parked vehicle in Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:02

Plans to demolish a restaurant in Exmouth and replace it with seven houses have been withdrawn by the applicant, although revised plans are expected soon.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

An Exmouth family business is warning others to be vigilant after falling victim to a scam costing it around £1,500.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A weekly class, inspired by a pensioner who is learning to read for the first time, has been launched in Exmouth.

Read more
Thu, 14:42

‘Be alert, not alarmed’ is the message coming from police in the wake of the attack in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday)

Read more
Thu, 14:24

Behind the lens with Exmouth based photographer - Brian Frost.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications