Flower Festival

2019 Flower Festival - A Celebration of Village Life

Uffington Church St Michael and All Angels Church in Uffington will host a Flower Festival this Summer, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2019. The event will be opened by Bunny Guinness at a special preview on Thursday 27th June. Bunny is a Chelsea Flower Show award winning  landscape architect and a panelist on BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time.

With the help of Stamford Flower Club, the Church will be filled with flower arrangements celebrating all aspects of village life: Weddings; Christenings; The Village Hall; The Cricket Club;  Uffington Primary School; Four Seasons Of Farming and The Bertie Arms Pub.

The Church’s Casewick Chapel will be honouring the Church’s special relationship with the Village School. Children from Uffington Primary School will create four large panel paintings depicting their favourite Bible stories, as told and re-enacted by Parishioners during their much loved weekly “Open The Book” sessions. The children will also bring in posies from their gardens and local hedgerows, contributing to the display. Foliage and flowers from neighbours at nearby Casewick Hall will provide the backdrop to highlight the stunning stained glass windows and stonework in the Chapel. Children who visit during the Flower Festival will be invited to make a paper flower, create a floral collage or enjoy a little face-painting ode to Mother Nature.

The Flower Festival will also feature the launch of a community archive project, ‘Uffington Growing Together’. Visitors will have the opportunity to wear headphones in a quiet corner to  listen to Uffington villagers sharing personal stories of flowers and plants that unlock specific memories.

An interactive Memory Tree will feature in the main Church building, inviting visitors to write the name of a departed loved one on a paper leaf and add their leaf to the tree. Additional floral contributions will feature thanks to The Flower Club, The Book Club, Copthill School, The Allotments, The Walk and Talk Group, Uffington Scarecrow Festival and G Fest, the annual village festival.

Floral themed cakes, tea, coffee and elderflower cordials will be served in the Church Cafe.

Entry to the Flower Festival is free with visitors invited to make a donation upon entry. All proceeds from the Flower Festival will go to Clic Sargent Children’s Cancer Charity and towards the upkeep of St Michael and All Angels Church.

Tickets for the Preview Evening with Bunny Guinness are available from June 1st from The Bertie Arms Uffington, price 5 to include a complimentary glass of bubbles.

Enquiries: Janet Warburton, Event Organiser janetwarburton@live.co.uk


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