A cel­e­bra­tion of roy­alty in flow­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

More than £1,400 was raised at a vil­lage flower fes­ti­val in­spired by the Queen’s birth­day.

A Royal Cel­e­bra­tion in Flow­ers took place in the 700-year-old St Mary’s Church, Hast­in­gleigh last Satur­day and Sun­day.

Visi­tors flooded into the lit­tle coun­try church through­out the week­end to en­joy ar­range­ments - each de­pict­ing a dif­fer­ent as­pect of Her Majesty’s reign, cre­ated by Louise Court­ney, Anna Geer­ing, Sarah Mor­ris, Roz Ba­con, Jean Bowes and Yvonne Helmer.

Jars of wild flow­ers, ar­ranged by chil­dren from Bod­sham school, lined the path and cream teas were served in the church­yard.

Sarah Mor­ris from the vil­lage said: “Most of the vil­lage was in­volved in one way or an­other and we have just had the most won­der­ful week­end with tremen­dous sup­port and gen­eros­ity.

“The flow­ers are still look­ing fresh and beau­ti­ful and hope­fully the cool church will help them last as long as pos­si­ble.”

The vil­lage flower fes­ti­val

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