Floral Design

Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers

This biennial flower festival on the south coast of England – held between 5-8 June 2024 – once again, drew capacity crowds with over 10,000 visitors coming along to see designs created by over 100 designer under the theme of ‘Creation’.

The festival was lead by Hannah Howell of Tawny Flower Studio and the historic building, which has witnessed incredible artistry for nearly 950 years, was even further enhanced with more than 50,000 flowers, plants and trees.

Images; left – The Nave; middle – The Pulpit; right – Lady Chapel

Sunday Times best-selling author and Cicestrian, Kate Mosse, was Patron this year and she was blown away with all the floral exuberance she witnessed!

Images; left – Chapel of St Mary Magdalen; right; The Quire

With sustainability in mind, many displays were natural and wild looking reflecting the first few days when the Earth was created, celebrating planets, universe, fauna and flora that surround us.

Images; left – Chapel of St George; centre – Lower North Aisle; right – North Transept

The Cathedral receives no regular funding from the Government nor the Church of England and therefore relies heavily on donations. The ever popular flower festival, organised by the Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust, helps raise much needed funds. And the visitors, of course, have a wonderful floral experience at the same time!

Images; left – The Triforium (detail); right – Shrine of St Richard

We wish we could show you every single design which was created for this festival but alas, space does not allow for it.

Our thanks go to Jan Crouch and our Editor, Nina Tucknott, for the images.