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Books in Bloom at Festival of Flowers

The theme for this year’s Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral was Every Book Tells a Story and, as you can imagine, Katy of Chichester copywriter was there in a flash to check out what those fabulous florists had created as a result of inspiration from their favourite literature.

Katy was transported into an enchanting world of books and flowers. From the West Door, like Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress, Katy entered the Enchanted Ground at the beginning of the Nave. She then came to the Land of Beulah, ventured into the Dark Wood and emerged in the serenity of the Celestial City.

All the books used by Flower Designer Diana Cave as inspiration for the flower show were not only written by British authors but also have a moral message. Many beloved classics and popular modern titles were chosen, from Great Expectations and The Old Curiosity Shop to Fantastic Mr Fox and James and the Giant Peach.

Some of Chichester Copywriter’s favourite displays represented: Pride & Prejudice, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, A Passage to India, The Wind in the willows, Pygmalion, The Tales of Robin Hood and Swallows & Amazon. These arrangements all used a combination of striking colours and a fabulous variety of plants, trees and flowers as well as a huge amount of imagination to represent creative writing brilliantly. The icy Narnia scene used to show the CS Lewis classic and the summertime picnic by the river featuring Kenneth Grahame’s familiar characters were both truly magical.

The display in The Lady Chapel based on Family Brittain – A Street Party is also worth a special mention. Highlighting the most topical event of the moment – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – this exhibit featured the most delectable looking floral feast. Delicate dishes of sorbet crafted from peach roses and pistachio carnations were particularly mouth-watering.

Here are some photographs of the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers 2012:

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