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Devon Created - Exhibition of Local Crafts and Flowers

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

Snowdrop Festival launches at Devon home of world renowned snowdrop collection

Authored by Mary

Excited snowdrop enthusiasts are set to travel across the UK to an exquisite corner of Devon to see one of the best collections of snowdrops in the world burst into fragrance and colour at The Garden House’s first ever Snowdrop Festival, which takes place January to March.

The Festival will showcase the world renowned Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection , one of the most diverse...

Toby Buckland's Garden Festival

After the success of last year, Toby Buckland's Garden Festival at Powderham Castle is back and bigger than ever on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May!

There will be explosive 'daytime fireworks' with coloured smoke and showering steamers down from the Gate House. Toby and the Countess of Devon will be cutting the ribbon.

Teign Trees will be swining from the trees at the entrance of the castle! There will also be live music from the Cataclews and much more.

Topsham Flower Club are decorating the Chapel at Powderham with incredible flower arrangements themed on the work...

Wildflower haven for city centre roundabout

Authored by Mary

A slice of the countryside will soon be springing up at North Cross roundabout in Plymouth city centre as work starts on creating a wildflower haven.

Grassy banks and verges within the roundabout area are to be tilled to plant an mix of seed including cornflower, corn marigold, poppies, ox-eye daisy, red campion and white campion which will bring colour, nectar and visual appeal to the...

Grow Wild in the city

Authored by Sarah Parker

Funky flowers and sensational settings could be on the cards for a community group or organisation in Plymouth with a wild touch.

Plymouth City Council is helping to spread the word about a new fund to transform community spaces from tired to inspired using our native wildflowers, plants and trees.

The funding – of between £500 and £5,000 – is being put forward by the...

Get in the Chelsea mood at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Authored by Anonymous

It may be too late to get tickets for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show but there is still plenty visitors can do to get into the Chelsea mood at RHS Garden Rosemoor. The garden is looking wonderful with cheerful daffodils, woodlanders such as Trilliums, alliums, and fresh new growth unfurling in the Rock Gully. The many fruit trees are putting on exquisite blossom displays, too.

If you were...