Salisbury Cathedral Flower Festival 10-15 May 2022.
Win 2 adult tickets
Originally intended to celebrate the anniversary of Cathedral’s foundation in 2020, Celebration: A Festival of Flowers is finally taking place from 10-15 May. Alongside grand displays celebrating the Queen’s long life and reign, ‘rainbow’ arches reference the pandemic and the contribution made by keyworkers volunteers across the country, who have supported their communities during these difficult times.
Other designs echo the magnificent Early English Gothic building with material from the Cathedral library incorporated into a series of displays interpreting the Theatricum Botanicum by John Parkinson, James I’s Royal Apothecary and chief botanist to Charles I. This 17th century treasure will be on display alongside the arrangements that explore its content. The Queen is known to have a strong interest in homeopathy. It is interesting to reflect what she might make if this marvellous volume.
Centrepieces of the event are the replica of the Queen’s coronation robe made from purple pampas grass, gilded dried foliage and ferns, and a large display re-imagining Royal Nursery in pastel colours that dominates the West End.
Going as a group?
Groups (10 people or more) interested in visiting the festival should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01722 512156. Special experiences can be booked by groups, but tickets are limited.
- One prize of 20 entry-only tickets, valid for one day excluding Saturday, for a group visit to BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020.
- Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. No cash alternative.
- Does not include travel, parking or accommodation.
- Open to over 18s and UK residents only.
- Competition closes May 1, 2020 and a winner will be notified within seven working days. Details correct at time of print.