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So much to do in Babcary on May Bank Holiday


Babcary is the place to be spending your May Bank Holiday. Over the 28-29th May, Babcary and surrounding villages have so much to offer to keep you entertained, with a two day flower festival, a chance to see the garden at Esotera via the NGS scheme and The Red Lion pub are hosting a cricket match.

As you will be aware by now the Six Pilgrim’s parishes are combining creative forces to put on a flower festival, celebrating Flower Power on the weekend of 28-29 May 2011.

  • In addition to the glorious festival of flowers, inspiration by Nicky Llewellyn, there will be;
  • All Day Breakfasts on offer at the Babcary Hut.
  • Refreshments and the legendary home-made cakes in the Holy Cross church.
  • Guided walks to see the wild orchids at Babcary Wild Flower Meadows.
  • A children’s quiz around the church.
  • Sealed bids for the flower displays.
  • Live music and bell-ringing.
  • Evensong in the Holy Cross church

Esotera on view at the National Garden Scheme

Andrew & Shirley Harvey of Esotera, Foddington, nr Babcary,  Somerset & Bristol, TA11 7EL will be giving you an opportunity to view their beautiful garden, and also offering refreshments and cream teas.

The 2-acre established informal country garden housing 3 wildlife ponds. Large prairie border. Contemporary new potting shed with shrubs and herbaceous planting. Mature trees, boxed topiary, courtyard and meadow walk leading to shepherd hut.


Location: 6m E of Somerton, 6m SW of Castle Cary.  Signs to garden off A37 Ilchester to Shepton Mallet and B3153 Somerton to Castle Cary. (Old) A303 from Sparkford
click here for a map

Opening dates and times: Sun 29, Mon 30 May (11-5).

Admission: Adm £3.50, chd free

Description: Children must be supervised at all times.

The Red Lion Cricket Match

On the 29th there will be a cricket match on the Babcary cricket pitch.

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