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Taunton Flower Show : What's happening

There's plenty more than just beautiful flowers Credit: Holger Hollemann

If you're heading to the Taunton Flower Show today, here's what to look out for :

10:00 - Show opens to the general public

11:00 - 11:30 - The Rossendale Scout Band - Arena

11:30 - 12:00 - Police Dog display - Arena

12:00 - 12:45 - Horseback Falconry display - Arena

12:30 - Beekeeper's demonstration - at the Bee Tent

There's beekeeper's demonstrations at various times Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

13:30 - 14:00 - Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motorcycle Display

14:30 - 15:00 - The Rossendale Scout Band - Arena

15:00 - 15:30 - Children's Parachute Game - Arena

15:00 - Beekeeper's demonstration - at the Bee Tent

The Taunton Flower show is one of the most prestigious flower shows in region Credit: Â Patrick Seeger

16:30 - 17:15 - Horseback Falconry display - Arena

16:30 - Prize giving in Competition Marquee

16:30 - Plant Sell off starts in Floral Marquee

16:45 - 17:15 - Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motorcycle Display

17:30 - 18:00 - The Rossendale Scout Band - Arena

Taunton Flower Show : How to get there

The Taunton Flower Show kicks off at 10am Credit: Julian Stratenschulte

If you're heading to Taunton Flower Show, here's the best way to get to Vivary Park. The Show opens from 10am.


The satnav post code you need is TA1 3QG.

Taunton is J25 and J26 on the M5, half way between Bristol and Exeter. Use J26 coming from the south and J25 coming from the north, or travelling up the A358 from Yeovil direction.

There is a large car park for the show. Car park charges are £5/day.

Vivary Park Credit: Google Maps


Regional routes from local towns and villages arrive at the Taunton Bus station near the Museum in Tower Street. If you want to then walk to the show, the most direct route is to walk down Tower Way, past the Castle hotel, through the arch onto North Street.

Turn right, and head into the pedestrianised High Street. The show is in Vivary park directly opposite the other end of the High Street.

First bus website.


The railway station is the other side of town. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the station to the park. The route is down Station Road, along Bridge Street, then along North Street, cross over and through the pedestrianised High Street. Vivary park is at the top of the High Street.


Jubilee flower festival at Exeter Cathedral

The first flower festival in 13 years starts this morning at Exeter Cathedral. It marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the culmination of an appeal to raise funds for restoration projects. The event which runs until Sunday will showcase the work of the Cathedral's 65 flower arrangers.

Flower festival held at Exeter Cathedral to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Credit: ITV Westcountry