It’s a ‘bootiful’ flower display for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Matilda Hillis, four, with wellies filled with flowers during a free children’s welly-planting activity at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre in Bicester. Picture: OX68807 Simon Williams

Matilda Hillis, four, with wellies filled with flowers during a free children’s welly-planting activity at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre in Bicester. Picture: OX68807 Simon Williams Buy this photo

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BEAMING Matilida Hillis, from Kidlington, filled her green star-strewn wellies with flowers at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre on Tuesday.

The centre held a children’s planting event where people brought along their unloved pairs of shoes and transformed them by filling them with flora and fauna.

Then they were also asked to make a donation to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.

The four-year-old was accompanied to the event by her grandmother Lynne Hillis who let Matilda choose the plants.

Matilda said: “They are now my favourite wellies.”

The garden centre will hold the events again on the following days: August 7, 14, 19 and 28.

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