Plant and craft fair a blooming success

Spring plant and craft fair organised by WNBC, Tuesday Market Place, a selection of stalls at the event.'Richard Fensom and Caroline Barnes promoting King's Lynn Community Allotment, located in the Walks. ANL-150525-083738009
Spring plant and craft fair organised by WNBC, Tuesday Market Place, a selection of stalls at the event.'Richard Fensom and Caroline Barnes promoting King's Lynn Community Allotment, located in the Walks. ANL-150525-083738009

The day-long event allowed the public to pick up some great new plants for their gardens, as well as having the chance to talk to a range of experts.

Horticulturalist Ian Roofe and arboriculturalist Richard Fisher at the plant surgery, the Master Composters, members of the Lynn Community Allotment and Norfolk Wildlife Trust were all in attendance.

West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney said: “Events like the plant fair help to add to the diversity of the town centre and that’s why we’ve created a full programme of free public events for 2015, which I hope lots of people will enjoy.

“The plant fair provided lots of inspiration for keen gardeners and was a fun day out for the whole family.”

There were demonstrations by Holkham Forge and local chainsaw carver Shaun Gilbert, while the public were given the opportunity to have a go at the ancient art of stone carving.

Youngsters weren’t left out either.

There were a number of garden-inspired craft activities and a free goody bag being handed out to under-10s.

The public were also given the chance to take part in the annual front garden and window box competitions.

The day was organised by West Norfolk Council.

West Norfolk Council spokesperson Leanne Winston added: “The event was well attended, even with the sometimes inclement weather.”

To find out more about future events in Lynn, please visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/events