Flower bonanza in Ottery underway

PUBLISHED: 16:03 17 September 2010

Carol Bennett with other exhibitors at St Mary's church Ottery St Mary before the flower festival.; picture by Terry Ife ref sho 1509-37-10TI

Carol Bennett with other exhibitors at St Mary's church Ottery St Mary before the flower festival.; picture by Terry Ife ref sho 1509-37-10TI

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Church festival set to attract more than 1,000

Peb. Rev Simon Franklin,Andrea Broadhurst,Carol Bennett and Heidi Blackmore with an exhibit (phantom of the opera by Escot church) at St Mary's church Ottery St Mary before the flower festival.; picture by Terry Ife ref sho 1510-37-10TI

The ‘show time’ themed Parish Church Flower Festival will take place until Monday.

More than 1,000 visitors are expected to attend the event, which takes place in the church every two years.

Displays are centred on Broadway and West End shows. The festival is a major fundraiser for the church.

Renowned organist Michael Farley will mark the occasion with a special concert in the church at 7.30pm tonight.

The festival is open from 10am to 6.30pm daily and features coffee, lunches and teas.

PICTURE special in next Friday’s Herald.


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