The Duchess of Cornwall was greeted by a display of 120 giant resin flowers – part of a Community Spaces Flagship project – when she visited Exeter Cathedral’s Majesty Flower Festival.
Children from 46 Devon and Torbay schools decorated the glassfibre resin flowers to form a guard of honour for the Duchess. The designs follow a theme entitled ‘The Colours of the Commonwealth’ based on ideas developed from studying artists and art from 53 Commonwealth nations.
The flowers were funded with a sustainability grant from Community Spaces, which helps projects to continue to have an impact after the major work has been completed. Last year saw the launch of a £450,000 Community Spaces project on the Cathedral Green, part of a masterplan designed to create new pathways, lighting and planting as well as places to sit and enjoy the improved landscape.
The flower project was led by the Devon Learning and Development Partnership, which last year helped children to decorate 170 life-size sheep that adorned the Green as the project was launched.