Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show

daffs and train at Bere Alston copyright Lesley Strong

Plymouth residents are being encouraged to take the train to Bere Ferrers on Saturday 8th April 2017 to enjoy the spring colours of the Tamar Valley at the village’s annual Spring Flower Show.

The Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show has long been renowned for its daffodil displays and there will be over thirty classes of the popular flower as well as other categories such as produce, cakes and jams. Home-made refreshments and locally grown plants will also be on sale.

This year’s event will also be a chance to find out more about the Heralds of Spring project, currently being run by the Tamar Valley AONB, which celebrates the many historic varieties of daffodil growing in the area.

Rebecca Catterall from the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, which works to promote travel on the Tamar Valley Line, said “The show is a great excuse to take a trip to Bere Ferrers and not only enjoy the fantastic daffodil displays but a local walk and even a pub lunch.”

The Spring Flower Show is being held in the village’s Church Hall, about ten minutes’ walk from the station, and will be open from 13 30 to 17 00.  Admission £1 per adult, children free.

The pretty village on the banks of the Tavy is just seventeen minutes from central Plymouth by train on the scenic Tamar Valley Line.

Trains leave Plymouth at 12 54 and 14 54 for the short journey to Bere Ferrers. Trains return from Bere Ferrers at 16 10 and 17 54. The Off Peak Day Return

Fare is £4.90 adult, £2.45 child (5-15 years). Passengers can also join the train at Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham and St Budeaux Victoria Road stations.

For more details about the event visit the website at

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