Get­ting cre­ative with flow­ers for fes­ti­val

Sum­mer event to be held at St Mary’s Church

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­

A ‘SPEC­TAC­U­LAR’ flower fes­ti­val will brighten a church for a week­end this sum­mer.

There will be a flower fes­ti­val at St Mary’s Church, Church Street in Old Amer­sham in June.

The fes­ti­val hap­pens ev­ery five years and the theme this year is Let There Be Light.

Or­gan­iser, Sharon Thomas, said: “Flower ar­range­ments are about be­ing cre­ative, it is fun, it is ther­a­peu­tic, it is very calm­ing and for us to be in­volved in the flower ar­range­ments here at the church means that we have got to know dif­fer­ent mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion.”

She added: “There will be dif­fer­ent de­signs on show at the fes­ti­val, my own will be quite wacky.”

An­other of the or­gan­is­ers of the fes­ti­val, Jo Cold­ham, won bronze in flower ar­rang­ing at the Chelsea Flower Show last year. The church, which was once vis­ited by Oliver Cromwell, will be decked with dif­fer­ent flower ar­range­ment de­signs.

There will be ar­range­ments that are 10 foot high, some suspended from the ceil­ing.

Mrs Cold­ham said: “The de­signs will in­clude con­tem­po­rary ones, there will be a va­ri­ety.”

Be­sides the dif­fer­ent flower ar­range­ments at the fes­ti­val, there will be a raf­fle, with prizes that have been do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses.

Or­gan­iser, Jo Wil­son, said: “The fes­ti­val is based on the light as we wanted to raise funds for mac­u­lar

PLAN­NING: Or­gan­is­ers of the flower fes­ti­val at St Mary’s, Jo Cold­ham, Sharon Thomas and Jo Wil­son dis­ease, which af­fects 4pm, there will be a peo­ple’s vi­sion.” cel­e­bra­tory evening, with

The money raised will a charge of £6, from 8pm go to­wards age-re­lated un­til 10pm. mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion and On Satur­day, June 27, also to­wards the church. the fes­ti­val is from 10am

The fes­ti­val will be from un­til 5pm and on Sun­day, Fri­day, June 26 un­til June 28 from 1pm un­til Sun­day, June 28. 5pm. For more

It will be held on Fri­day, in­for­ma­tion call 01494 June 26 from 9.30am un­til 725 284 or 722 636.

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