Bedford Park Flower Festival

Images above: Flower arrangements in St Michael & All Angels Church

The Bedford Park Festival 2021 begins next Saturday (12 June). No Green Days weekend sadly, but the usual entertaining mix of classical music concerts, theatre productions and talks, children’s activities and Open Gardens. Plus the Summer Exhibition (in person and online) and the Photography competition / exhibition (also in person and online).

One event revived with the post-lockdown theme of ‘New Beginnings’ is the Bedford Park Flower Festival, celebrating 50 years since it was first held in St Michael & All Angels Church. They’re looking for flower arrangers, young and old, to contribute an arrangement.

The Flower Festival will take place in the church from 25 June -27 June.

The organisers say: ‘We want to adorn the church with flowers’.

The flower show is open to all (adults and under 16s) who wish to contribute an arrangement on the theme “New Beginnings.” For the adults there are three categories, pillar, pedestal or table arrangement and for the Under 16’s a table arrangement.

The competition for the best in each category will be judged by the public. Wheelers Garden Centre is generously donating prizes for the adults and Waterstones bookshop is donating prizes for the under 16’s.

Complete novices welcome

‘It doesn’t matter what level of skill entrants have’ the organisers say, ‘the more entries the better. Complete novices are most welcome. Please use fresh flowers and foliage (bought, or from the garden) and you may add any items which illustrate the theme (eg a written quote or other materials)’.

To enter an arrangement costs £5.00 (£2.00 for under-16s) and to visit the Flower Festival in the church (including a voting form to choose your favourite display) costs £2.00. All monies collected will be distributed amongst the Church and its three charities.

Deadline for entry – 14th June.  Entry form here: bedfordparkfestival.org

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See also: Bedford Park Festival Photography Competition 2021

See also: Bedford Park Festival Summer Exhibition

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