My favourite childhood book is coming alive, in flowers! The St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Pickering is holding a flower festival based on C S Lewis’s story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
This beautiful, medieval church was originally built by the Saxons, then re-built by the Normans around 1140. Pickering Church is world famous for it’s remarkable medieval wall paintings. Although it’s a large church, it will be filled to the brim with flowers for this themed show.
Floral designers from all over Yorkshire & the North East of England will be participating in this unique flower show.
Father Pritchett said the flower festival would show traditional work and also contemporary design to make it a really exciting re-telling of this fantastic story. “This is an amazing flower festival and people will just be stunned when they come into church and experience it”.
I only wish I was in the UK so I could attend! An ancient church, beautiful flowers & the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, 3 of my favourite things! The show runs from today (Aug 26) to Sunday, September 4th. I’ll keep my eye out for images of the church in bloom!