Town blooms with fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

HUN­DREDS of peo­ple en­joyed show gar­dens, art in­stal­la­tions and a dis­play of tal­ent at the first Mac­cles­field Gar­den Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val took place at the week­end, with events at Christ Church and Mar­ket Place.

Around 700 peo­ple bought tick­ets to visit the church, where RHS gar- den­ers cre­ated show gar­dens. There was a Juras­sic gar­den with an­cient plants and di­nosaurs made by Mac­cles­field school­child­ren, a sculp­ture mar­quee and live mu­sic.

And hun­dreds more peo­ple saw events in Mar­ket Place, in­clud­ing a ‘was­sail’ in­volv­ing fam­i­lies mak­ing noise for one minute to mimic the tra­di­tion of was­sail­ing trees to wake them for the sum­mer. There was also a con­cert with mu­si­cal and dance per­for­mances at St Michael’s Church.

Jon Tilley, or­gan­iser, said: “The fes­ti­val has been about cel­e­brat­ing gar­dens, art and na­ture and it was won­der­ful see­ing peo­ple tak­ing part. We had £4,000 spon­sor­ship which is not enough so it’s been an emo­tional roller­coaster but we’re go­ing to do it again, and, like the trees we plant, we hope it grows for the fu­ture.”

He is now try­ing to raise spon­sor­ship to al­low the Juras­sic gar­den to be moved to Bro­ken Cross Pri­mary School for the chil­dren to en­joy.

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