Lyme lifeboat anniverary celebrated in blooms

PUBLISHED: 14:14 01 July 2011

Lyme Regis head groundsman Barry Trott (centre) pictured with gardeners Peter Williams, far left, and Alan Jefferies and RNLI Guild members Janet Clayton, with dog Jake and Jan Dover, holding Teddy

Lyme Regis head groundsman Barry Trott (centre) pictured with gardeners Peter Williams, far left, and Alan Jefferies and RNLI Guild members Janet Clayton, with dog Jake and Jan Dover, holding Teddy

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Gardening team help the RNLI say it with flowers ahead of birthday celebrations

VISITORS to Lyme’s Langmoor Gardens are enjoying a blooming work of art, with a maritime theme.

A flower bed designed and planted by the town council’s head groundsman Barry Trott and his team is a colourful tribute to the RNLI’s 150 years of service to the town.

The anniversary is being marked during Lifeboat Week later this month with a special event on July 28.

Barry and his colleagues planted the flower bed with lobelia, pyrethum, marigold and begonia - a total of 4,500 plants in all.

He said: “It took three of us a whole day to plant but we are delighted with the result. It was a real challenge and gave us great satisfaction.

“The plants should remain in full colour until the first frost.”


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