Alnwick Flower Festival 2017
A selection of photographs of the arrangements from this year’s Flower Festival.
Alnwick was bloominâ€™ lovely this August with the return of the Flower Festival featuring the work of floral artists from around the area and held this year at St Michaelâ€™s Church.
From the 3rd to 6th August the ancient church of St Michaelâ€™s was ablaze with colour as over thirty arrangements, large and small, decorated the interior, including displays from The Alnwick Garden and from a former exhibitor at Durham Cathedral.
The cool interior of the church was an oasis of calm, filled with the sights and scents of summer, a place to rest and a place to relax. The theme of this yearâ€™s Festival was â€śLeisureâ€ť and the Festival aimed to be a place to enjoy a lazy summer day. Even a blushing bride or two was spotted among the blooms, as two weddings were held during the Festival!
As well as flowers, Alnwickâ€™s Embroiderersâ€™ Guild (part of a national organisation emphasising, among other things, the therapeutic nature of embroidery) showcased their skills with the needle with a leisure-themed work of art.
Alnwick Flower Festival began with a Preview Evening on the 2nd August where the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, the Venerable Peter Robinson, opened the festival, and ended with a community sing-song, where Alnwickâ€™s most popular hymns were chosen and sung as part of an ecumenical church service at which all were welcome.
Slideshow from Past Festivals