Did you know that Nottingham has a scary past?! The city lays claim to some of the most haunted places in the country!

Nottingham's Galleries of Justice Museum, the former gaol and courthouse, is said to be home to the most active poltergeist in the UK! In days gone by, hangings once took place on the steps of the museum! You also have the opportunity to explore original Victorian prison cells courtrooms, caves and dungeons.

If you are visiting the city over the next few weeks, why not wander around the ancestral home and gardens of the poet and writer Lord Byron. Newsted Abbey grounds are extensive and are spectacular at this time of year. The vast selection of trees around The Great Lake, to the Rose Gardens and the Fernery, the autumn colours are a sight to behold!

The Nottingham and Long Eaton stores stock a wide range of flowers in autumnal shades. Combinations of orange Asiatic lilies and stunning large headed red roses make a stunning, seasonal gift.

There is a free Bonfire Night celebration on the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham and a fabulous bonfire and firework display at West Park in Long Eaton. These events are being held on Wednesday 5 November 2014, from 5.30pm. Fireworks originate from China. Flowers have an important position in Chinese culture. The Chinese believe that flowers convey positive messages and play a significant role in daily life. Chrysanthemums, for example, represent nobility and elegance, and Orchids in Chinese culture represents integrity, nobility and friendship. All of these flowers and plants are available in both the Nottingham store (58 Derby Road, NG1 5FD) and the Long Eaton store (37 Market Place, NG10 1JL).

Happy Halloween!