Woodturners produce finials for town’s historic gardens

Left to right: David Griggs, Bury Wood Turners, Rebecca Davis, St Edmundsbury Borough Council hortic

Left to right: David Griggs, Bury Wood Turners, Rebecca Davis, St Edmundsbury Borough Council horticultural officer, Vic Turner, Bury Wood Turners, Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom coordinator, Ron Davis, Bury Wood Turners and Adrian Hall, Abbey Gardens park manager Picture: JO SWEETMAN - Credit: Archant

A group of woodturners from Bury St Edmunds have produced 44 oak finials for the new posts in the town’s beautiful Abbey Gardens.

The Bury Woodturning Club were approached by Rebecca Davies, St Edmundsbury Borough Council horticultural officer, to see if they would be interested in the project of replacing the old rotten posts in the gardens.

Club members volunteered to make the finials and they have now been installed on the posts, and new and existing climbing roses will be trained to grow up the posts and along the wires which run in between.

The club has also produced two plaques, which will be installed to inform visitors to the gardens about its involvement with the project.

Mrs Davis said: “We are delighted with the finials, they have put the finishing touch to the posts.


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“The woodturners have done a superb job of ensuring the 44 finials match in size and shape.”

The Bury St Edmunds Woodturners Club have around 40 members and meet at DJ Evans on the second Monday of every month and all are welcome.

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