Flowers Galore at Winchester Cathedral

May 4, 2018

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The West Front of Winchester Cathedral was transformed by flowers this morning in celebration of National Flower Arranging Day.

The Wessex and Jersey Area of NAFAS chose to launch this year’s Lonely Bouquets at Winchester Cathedral, where visitors were greeted by a mysterious influx of flowers looking for a new home.


The flowers were donated by members of the Wessex and Jersey Area of NAFAS, with pretty bouquets left at various places around the area. Visitors to the Cathedral Close were invited to take home a Lonely Bouquet to cheer up their day.

Over 250 bouquets in jam jars were arranged on the ground in the shape of a ‘W’ before being given away to passing members of the public.

The floral spectacle was created in anticipation of Winchester Cathedral’s Flower Festival, Illumination: A Festival of Flowers, from 5 – 9 September. This year’s flower festival, in association with the Wessex and Jersey Area of NAFAS, takes its inspiration from the 12th-century Winchester Bible.