Join us at at the Flower Festival

If you are in the mood for flowers....

The Festival of Flowers is to be held in Hereford Cathedral between the 6th and 8th of September. Over 120 arrangements and designs will fill the cathedral. Along with the floral displays, there will be a number of associated events including a series of garden lectures, plant sales, food and craft fairs, an extensive musical programme and the opportunity to enjoy the garden of the Bishop’s Palace. We love flowers and so during the festival, a series of garden lectures - which are being supported by Wiggly Wigglers - will be given by three gardeners with an international reputation. Following each lecture the speaker will be available to talk with guests. The programme is as follows: Thursday 6th September
Writer, historian and gardener Sir Roy Strong will be giving a presentation entitled The Laskett Re-Invented about the ongoing development of his extensive gardens at The Laskett, near Ross-on-Wye.
at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm Friday 7th September
Broadcaster and writer Roddy Llewellyn has been fascinated by plants and gardening from the age of three. He will present Inspirational Ideas for the Garden to infuse us with his passion for gardening.
at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm Saturday 8th September
David Howard is head gardener at Highgrove House. He will be presenting three lectures in which he will look at how the Highgrove garden has developed, how it is managed and how these principals are then carried through to the management of the whole estate.
10.30 am Developing Highgrove
1 pm The Highgrove Philosophy
3.30 pm The Bigger Picture Tickets are priced £7.50 each and can be obtained by calling 01432 374261. Full information about the event - including the Gala Preview Evening on 5th September, group visit rates, etc - can be obtained from the Festival Office, 5 College Cloisters, Hereford HR1 2NG or by visiting the website for the festival.

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