Arrangements set to dazzle at flower festival

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TALENTED gardeners and flower arrangers are busy preparing displays based on the theme of the Diamond Jubilee for Freckenham Flower Festival.

Freckenham’s green fingered residents are preparing floral displays inspired by the coronation, royal weddings and garden parties to fill their village church with glorious sights and smells.

One arranger has even taken on the challenge of creating a floral representation of the royal yacht, Britannia, on which one of her family once served.

Organiser Kay Gee said: “The arrangements are really brilliant every year people who come always comment on how good they are and how inventive the things they put together are, not just flowers but other things.

“The atmosphere is really nice people come back year after year and they always sit and have a cup of tea.”

A separate event is being organised for budding young gardeners who are invited to bring floral arrangements in a cup and saucer.

Other entertainment on offer during the weekend will include a variety of music from hymns to West End hits played on the church’s organ, a raffle, plant sale, Traidcraft stall and refreshments.

The festival is held at the village’s St Andrew’s Church, on September 1 and 2 between 1pm and 5pm.

Entry is free but organisers are asking for donations towards the upkeep of the church.

Visitors are also invited to a Songs of Praise service at 5pm on Sunday.