Anne Clark and her team of volunteer knitters and crocheters put themselves through several downpours last Friday to decorate trees in Belper Parks woods with knitted, crocheted and felted animals, vegetation and stories.
Set against a backdrop of the carpet of bluebells the scene is magical and enchanting.
As more people and groups join in the amount and range of the creativity on offer grows each year. When I visited on Saturday morning the area was buzzing with families visiting with their awe-struck youngsters.
Lynne Henley, whose knitted beehive and bees were on display enthused:
“The woods were buzzing this morning with tiny children running from tree to tree, with mums and dads who could hardly keep up with their enthusiasm and excitement pointing at all the little creatures on the trees.”
Those taking part range from centenarians at the Spencer Grove care home to young people at the Blue Box project.
The display will remain all this week but will be taken down on Sunday 21st May.
The nearest park entrance to the display is at Mill Lane but you can also access from the Coppice car park or Melbourne Close.