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The RSPB calls for everyone to join the wildlife-planting revolution in the South West

The RSPB is calling for everyone in the South West to join the wildlife-planting revolution after a YouGov survey revealed that three quarters (78%) of people are now doing at least something in their garden or outside space to help wildlife (with 23% trying a lot, 28% trying a fair amount, and 27% trying a little).

The survey, commissioned by the RSPB as part of their Nature on Your Doorstep campaign, also revealed the wide range of ways that people in the South West are already gardening with wildlife in mind – 47% consider how a plant can benefit pollinators when choosing what...

City businesses and partners join forces for Exeter’s Britain in Bloom competition entry

Exeter is looking blooming lovely this summer thanks to a city-wide effort to create a stunning Britain in Bloom entry.

With over 180 hanging baskets, raised beds and planters, a student herb garden, city bee project with five hives located in a rooftop garden, bikes in bloom, the creation of Exeter Wild City with Devon Wildlife Trust and well-maintained landscaped areas across the city, Exeter is championing how cities and green spaces can mix.

The floral spectacles are a result of InExeter, Co Create, Exeter College, Exeter City Council, Princesshay, Guildhall Shopping...

bumblebees, bees

Big bumblebees learn locations of best flowers

Big bumblebees take time to learn the locations of the best flowers, new research shows.

Meanwhile smaller bumblebees – which have a shorter flight range and less carrying capacity – don't pay special attention to flowers with the richest nectar.

University of Exeter scientists examined the "learning flights" which most bees perform after leaving flowers.

Honeybees are known to perform such flights – and the study shows bumblebees do the same, repeatedly looking back to memorise a flower's location.

"It might not be widely known that pollinating insects...

New wildlife gardening guide shows big potential of small spaces in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/28/2020 - 2:49pm

A new guide published today by the RSPB and Barratt Developments, which is currently building brand-new communities across Devon, shows how to turn balconies and small gardens into sanctuaries for wildlife.

The RSPB's ‘Welcome Wildlife into Your World' guide gives top tips and advice for bringing nature to your home, especially for people with a small amount of outdoor space such as a balcony or courtyard.

The leading housebuilder is building new homes at Tarka Ridge near Barnstaple, Embden Grange , Tavistock, Braid Park, Tiverton (from Barratt Homes and David Wilson...

Floristry Taster Workshop

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
27/11/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to try your hand at floristry, then book onto one of our floristry taster workshops and have a go.

No experience necessary.

Each session lasts for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost, plus you will be able to meet with one of our friendly Academy tutors who can tell you about all the other courses we offer,from beginner level through to the Academy Masters Level 4 & 5.

£35.00 per person. Booking essential.

Telephone; 01392 834893.

Gift Vouchers available. Corporate and Group Workshops Arranged.

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Floristry Taster Workshop

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
12/03/2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to become a florist or just fancy some time-out with friends, then book onto one of our floristry taster workshops.

No experience necessary.

Each session last for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost, plus you will be able to meet and chat with one of our friendly Academy tutors who can answer any questions you may have about all the other courses we offer, from beginner courses through to Academy Masters Level 4 & 5.

Booking essential. £35.00 per person.

Telephone; 01392 834893.

Gift Vouchers available. Corporate...

Floristry Taster Workshop

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
18/07/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to become a florist but not sure if it will be for you, or would you just like some time-out with friends -

then book onto one of our floristry taster workshops and have a go at making a design.

No experience necessary.

Each session is one and a half hours long.

All materials included in the cost, plus you will be able to chat with one of our friendly Academy tutors who can answer any quesions you may have about all the other courses we offer, from beginner courses through to Academy Masters Level 4 & 5.

Booking Essential.

Telephone...

Friendly Floristry Class

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
26/06/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to become a florist but not sure if it will be for you -then book onto one of our floristry workshops and have a go at making a design.

No experience necessary.

Each session lasts for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost,plus you will be able to meet and chat with one of our friendly Academy tutors who will answer any questions you may have about all the other courses we offer,from beginner courses through to Academy Masters Level 4 &5.

Gift Vouchers Available. Corporate and Group Workshops arranged.

Tele; 01392834893....

Devon Created - Exhibition of Local Crafts and Flowers

Event Date: 
30/05/2020 - 10:00am to 04/06/2020 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Crediton Parish Church

Devon Created is a new and exciting festival organised by a new flower festival team at Crediton Parish Church. For over 40 years there has been a flower festival at the church. This year this exciting new venture will include local Devon crafts, each demonstrating and selling their own crafts, and including spectacular flower arrangements using flowers and materials to complement each craft. The Festival opens Saturday 30th May from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 31st May 11.30am to 5pm, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 10am to 5pm and ends Thursday 4th June 10am to 3pm. Admission and Parking are...

People asked to back new project enhancing Exeter’s wildflowers

People are being asked to help increase Exeter's wildflowers by backing a project that seeks to brighten up the city even more.

Devon Wildlife Trust has launched a Crowdfunder scheme to create more wildflower meadows across the county.

In Exeter the Trust are joining up with the City Council to further enhance the displays of wildflowers that have been bursting with colour on roadside verges, roundabouts and open spaces.

People are being asked to support the scheme by donating to Crowdfunder. People have until the end of Friday to make their pledges and can do so by...

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