A celebration of royalty in flowers
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