Maypoles Morris Dancers and 500 flower crowns with Somerset Garden Day

We are looking forward to welcoming Somerset Garden Day to our market on Sunday 6th May. This Somerset-wide initiative inviting residents to celebrate their gardens will feature at The Frome Independent next Sunday, with free activities and some rural May Day traditions.

Somerset Garden Day is encouraging local residents and visitors to make the most of their outdoor space this spring.  The market on Sunday 6th May will host free activities including Maypole dancing, and an all-female Morris dancing side. Somerset Garden Day will be running a free flower crown workshop to show 500  market visitors how to make their own May Queen-inspired crowns using fresh, seasonal flowers.

The team from Somerset Garden Day can be found down at the Village Green – outside Frome Library –  with enough freshly cut flowers to create 500 flower crowns. Visitors can drop in throughout the market day, and learn how to make themselves a fresh flower crown in the style of a traditional May Queen.

We are pretty excited about having a visit from Boss Morris, an all-female Morris Dancing side who have performed at events and festivals across the UK. In addition we will also be welcoming students from Oakfield Academy who are coming with their school Maypole to show us some dances.


Somerset Garden Day is now in its second year, and takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018.  The organisation’s ambition is to encourage Somerset residents to enjoy the diverse pleasures of their gardens, and step back to admire the hard work that goes into keeping them special..  Following a very successful first year with hundreds of people taking part, the campaign has garnered the support of many notable gardeners, including pioneer of no-dig growing, Charles Dowding.

He said: “In this age of convenience and consumerism, we have become disconnected from nature – especially but not only if living in cities. My organic vegetable garden is not only my oasis and sanctuary, it provides us with healthy organic fruits and vegetables, and a beautiful place just to enjoy. I encourage everyone to switch off the phone or computer and head outside, into your garden or a friend’s garden and feel the joy of watching and listening to nature this Somerset Garden Day”

Our May market takes place on Sunday 6th May from 10am until 3pm. As always, the market and its related activities are free for all to enjoy. For full information, visit

Somerset Garden Day takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018, for more information on how you can get involved, visit