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The Exeter Floral Trail
Tue 22 May, 2018
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Thu 24 May, 2018
As the world goes flower-crazy with the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Exeter is set to get its own exciting touch of floral glamour with the launch of the first ever Exeter Floral Trail on 22-24 May.
As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the Exeter Floral Trail is free to view and will feature beautiful, bespoke floral designs displayed in historic and retail sites across Exeter city centre. A total of 19 venues have signed up to be part of the Exeter Floral Trail, which is being supported by InExeter, Devon County Council, Princesshay and John Lewis, and aims to raise awareness and funds for AgeUK Exeter.
The Exeter Floral Trail is the brainchild of the team at the British Academy of Floral Art floristry school in Dunchideock, Exeter, which has produced a record number of RHS Chelsea medallists and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Visitors to Exeter over these special 3 days will find unique floral designs created by tutors and students at the British Academy of Floral Art in the retail outlets of
Build-a-Bear, Caroline Charles, Cath Kidston, Crafty Cakes, John Lewis, Lloyds Lounge, Mantis, Music Unlimited, Waterstones, White Stuff as well as AgeUK Exeter. Some displays will feature in store windows and on view day and night, whilst others may nestled within the venue and accessible only during opening hours.
Exeter’s historic venues are participating with designs to be installed in St Nicholas Priory, Exeter University and in the grounds of Exeter Cathedral. The city’s retail florists are backing The Exeter Floral Trail initiative too with their own Chelsea Fringe Festival displays at Trugs Florist, St Leonard’s Florist, Jane’s Florist, Dunstan’s Florist and Blooms Florist.
Spotting the floral designs will be made easier with a special Exeter Floral Trail guide available free from Exeter Tourist Information, Exeter Cathedral and participating locations or online here and on the website of organisers, British Academy of Floral Art. Download your trail map here
The Exeter Floral Trail will make stunning Chelsea Fringe Festival selfies, and visitors are invited to post their images on social media using the hashtags #exeterfloraltrail #chelseafringe2018 #chelseafringe and #britishacademyoffloralart.
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- Exeter St David's