Flower arranging with a difference - plastics put to good use at A la Ronde

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2019

Upcyclied plastic flowers at A la Ronde. Picture: Lorna Howard

Upcyclied plastic flowers at A la Ronde. Picture: Lorna Howard


Inspired by its eighteenth century collection, crafters and girlguides have decorated Exmouth’s National Trust property with a different kind of flower arranging.

Upcycled plastic flowers at A la Ronde. Picture: Lorna HowardUpcycled plastic flowers at A la Ronde. Picture: Lorna Howard

Plastic bottles, some of which were found in nearby Summer Lane, were upcycled to create a flower display in the orchard at A la Ronde.

More than 100 members of Exmouth Division Girlguiding, Brownies and Rainbows visited the National Trust property to create flowers and hang them from trees.

Alison Hazel, from Exmouth Division Girlguiding, said: "I have been a Brownie leader and volunteer at A la Ronde since I came to Exmouth seven years ago. "It is a pleasure for all the leaders to have the chance to bring the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to the property to have an afternoon of fun together. "The girls enjoyed decorating the flowers and hanging them in the orchard, as well as following the outdoor trail and having a tour of the house."

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal