Churchyard in Market Weston is a floral spectacle

Residents involved with the church amongst the flowers.


PICTURE: Mecha Morton
Residents involved with the church amongst the flowers. PICTURE: Mecha Morton

A village is celebrating the coming of spring by welcoming more than 40,000 bulbs into bloom in its churchyard. Most of the rocus, snowdrop, daffodil and aconite bulbs were planted at St Mary’s Church, Market Weston, 10 years after an appeal raised money for bulbs.

Villager Gerry Smith, 83, had cleared the churchyard of brambles on retirement from the building trade and as a promoter and as an arranger of country music events at the Theatre Royal.

“It really is quite a spectacle and we get visitors from all over coming to see the churchyard in spring as it looks so beautiful,” said Mr Smith. “People often stop to take pictures and one year a lady from Texas was here taking photographs to send to a friend in America who had a relative buried here and wanted to see the churchyard.”