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Community groups are swept up in creating floral river in Bury St Edmunds

Luke Palmer, Faye Hill, Nicky Kinnard, Melanie Lesser, Lee Petchy, Jason Baldwin, Michael Clark and Colin Borley ANL-140804-164610001

Luke Palmer, Faye Hill, Nicky Kinnard, Melanie Lesser, Lee Petchy, Jason Baldwin, Michael Clark and Colin Borley ANL-140804-164610001

A river of flowers will wash through a busy Bury St Edmunds junction after community groups rallied round to plant the eye-catching display.

A kaleidoscope of flowers, shrubs and trees including the award-winning Geranium Rozanne has swept across Tollgate Triangle in a joint project between the Bury Society’s Bury In Bloom and Adrian Bloom, of Bressingham Gardens.

Thirty five people helped plant the new feature including West Suffolk College students, Tollgate Primary pupils, St George’s Church, Abbey Gardens Friends and Alison Finglay, regional schools liaison officer for the Royal Horticultural Society.

The river will be in full bloom in July.

Melanie Lesser, In Bloom co-ordinator, said: “It will look stunning and we’ve had lots of positive comments from people. We like the fact there’s a footpath running through it.”

Mr Bloom’s idea for a River of Flowers started at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2000 when Geranium Rozanne was introduced in a gold medal winning garden. The plant even has its own facebook page and Twitter account.

The River is sponsored by Bressingham Gardens, Suffolk County and St Edmundsbury Borough Councils as well as Our BuryStEdmunds.

Meanwhile, West Suffolk College is sponsoring the roundabout for three years.

Tollgate Primary has planted a stream of flowers in its grounds.

 

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