Axminster teacher’s blooming good display

Ingrid Edginton proudly showing off her colourful country basket. Picture by JACKIE NICHOLLS

Ingrid Edginton proudly showing off her colourful country basket. Picture by JACKIE NICHOLLS - Credit: Archant

Deputy head joins floral arranging workshop to celebrate British Flowers Week

An Axminster teacher was amongst garden enthusiasts from across the region who came together to celebrate British Flowers Week.

Flower arranging workshops were held at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, near Chard. Participants learnt all the techniques they needed to make a colourful country design in a modern basket overflowing with British summer blooms.

Ingrid Edginton, Deputy Head Teacher at Axminster Community Primary Academy said: “I was really looking forward to this workshop. I grow a lot of flowers myself so using these to make an arrangement during British Flowers Week was perfect.

“I learnt how to prepare and use foliage in arrangements. Jackie Nicholls is a great tutor, she has given me so much confidence teaching me how to arrange my flowers and her workshops are so enjoyable.”

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Jackie from Ashville Design in Somerset said: “We were all very proud to be celebrating British Flowers Week and supporting local growers.

“Despite British cut flowers representing less than 15 per cent of the £2billion worth of flowers sold each year in the UK, they are really back in fashion now.

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“All the ladies who attended were really enthusiastic. The village hall was absolutely bursting with fun, laughter and beautiful blooms. I was particularly proud of those who had never been to a flower arranging workshop before - a huge well done to everyone from me.”

For more information about up-coming workshops contact Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683 or visit

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