Enjoy a feast of fabulous flowers
YOU really should find a free half hour some time this weekend to visit the flower festival at St Michael and All Angels Cathedral. Not only is it sure to be a visual delight, it is also an experience that is good for the soul.
A rose festival was held in October every year at St Michael’s, but was discontinued a few years ago and has now been resuscitated as a flower festival.
Queenstown has always been known for its beautiful roses, but as so many that were made available for the festival are no longer around, it has been decided that any flowers may be used and there is no reason to believe that the display will be any less fabulous than it has ever been.
Traditionally, various churches and indi- viduals in and around Queenstown were invited to create an arrangement and allocated a text to illustrate, but this year it has been decided that those doing the arrangements may choose their own themes.
The instigator of the revival of the fes- tival, Heather Moorcroft, says there will be more than 20 arrangements, so you can be assured of a feast of floral beauty on every windowsill and each flat surface and visitors can only gaze in awe at the beautiful arrangements while also appreciating their heav- enly perfume.
While you are there, spare a moment to look at the magnificent stained glass windows. They are very old, but their detail and rich colours make them some of the best there are and when the sun shines through them their jewel-like colours really come to the fore.
Those doing the arrangements will be beavering away today and tomorrow morning at 10 there will be a short opening service, after which the church will be open till 5pm for the public to enjoy wandering around the church to admire the flowers or just sitting quietly and absorbing the peace and tranquillity.
On Sunday the public is welcome again from after the morning service which ends at 10am and will remain open until 5pm.
Don’t miss it – you will be sorry if you do.
DOCTOR, DOCTOR: Former GHS headgirl Dr Nadia van Staden last week qualified as a specialist paediatrician. With her is her husband, Dr Craig Berenger
STUNNING: Queenstown is known for its beautiful roses, and some will be on view at St Michael’s Picture: FANIE FOURIE