For Her Majesty’s Jubilations…

The Buxton Flowerpot Trail is back for 2022 and a little earlier than normal.

With spring comes preparations for the summer’s Buxton Flowerpot Trail.

As ever, all in Buxton are welcome and encouraged to get involved – households, businesses, schools and community groups – to make a flowerpot creation for the trail.

The trail simply aims to bring a smile and to get people spending a bit of time being creative and making something.

Flowerpot creations can be displayed in gardens, on gateposts, door steps or in windows, anywhere so long as they are visible from the pavement / public footpaths.

The theme this year, is obviously the jubilee! Platinum, red, white and blue. We did have some other plans, including those suggested to us by trail participants, but we couldn’t really go with anything else this year.

Due to this, we’re bringing the trail forward a month so all the flowerpot creations can be out during the Jubilee weekend at the start of June. So the trail will run for June and July this year. We’ll still be in the Festival Fringe.

However, as usual, you don’t need to align with the theme.

If you’re thinking about getting involved for the first time, have no fear! Simple flowerpot people are easy to make – they’re just knots in string – and there’s no real right or wrong way to do it. If you need some pointers, making instructions and videos are available here. We ask that you don’t buy new pots – it’s all about finding creative uses for old resources.

If you need some pots, you can pick some up for free at our stall at the Buxton Spring Fair on Monday 2nd May. Instructions and decorations will also be available. We are also holding an outdoor workshop at The Green Man Gallery on the afternoon of Saturday 14th May, 2pm-4pm, and we’ll be at the Rotary’s Summer Fair in the Pavilion Gardens on Saturday 28th May.

Will we get more dots on the map this year? With your help we can do it! It’s free to get involved so tell all your friends about it.

To register a location for the trail, please email with the address by Sunday 29th May.

Please also send us a photograph so we can share your creations with the wider world following the trail.

Once again, trail maps will be available at The Pump Room, Poole’s Cavern Visitors Centre and The Green Man Gallery. They will be on sale from 1st June to 31st July. An electronic version will also be available on this website blog for those who wish to download it to their phone or tablet.

This year’s trail is supported by contributions from Derbyshire County Council‘s Members’ Community Leadership Fund via Buxton’s councillors, Cllr Linda Grooby and Cllr Tony Kemp and from High Peak Borough Council’s Councillor Initiative Fund by Buxton councillors: Cllr Rachael Quinn (Barms), Cllr Jean Todd (Central), Cllr Madeline Hall (Corbar), Cllr Samantha Flower (Burbage), Cllr Matt Stone (Central) and lastly, Cllr Keith Savage (Corbar), a great supporter of the arts in Buxton, who sadly passed away last year.

If you have any questions or would like to help us – we’re always happy to welcome new volunteers – please get in touch by emailing

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