2019 (g) – FlowerFest, 14-16 June

Friday – The Event Begins

This is just a small section of the various displays around the town in June this year (see the map at the bottom). The pictures are in order, from the paths from Castle Street, around The Priory, and then back on the rear path. Apologies to those whose displays are not here: there are so many it was not possible to upload them all.  They are fantastic, though, and well worth a ‘proper’ look. Everyone who passed was impressed, and cameras proliferated!

The sun appeared for a moment. Click for a much larger image.

Sunday – The Final Day

Sunday dawned rainy, but fortunately the weather soon cleared. This section shows come pictures from the section from the Captain’s Club to the Quomps – except for the first three, which were near the Norman House and Castle Street.


The text below is from BCP Council’s introduction, sent the week before the event.

‘FlowerFest is taking place in Christchurch for a second year! After the success of its first year, the event will be supporting the local Macmillan Caring Locally Brick by Brick Appeal.

‘FlowerFest19 will consist of a Floral Trail around the Priory grounds. Come and walk around the trail, enjoy and see local businesses in a refreshing and innovative way.’

The images below were scanned from their printed programme, available at the Tourist Office. The originals were quite hard to read, so I have enhanced them. Click each image for a clearer version.

Note that this file is wide and may need to be scrolled across


Conclusion

This was not only an event which gives the opportunity for imaginative displays in a beautiful setting, it was also supporting Macmillan Caring Locally. As it says in their booklet:

‘At the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch we care for people from across East Dorset and West Hampshire. People that could be your neighbours, friends or family.

‘Although we share the same name, we’re not linked to Macmillan Cancer Support. The future of our palliative care unit depends on the support and funding from people like you.’

The four-page booklet is reproduced in full below. Have a look on their website, too, and perhaps even make a donation. it is a very worthwhile, local cause.