St Edmundsbury Cathedral – Flower Festival

17th June 2022

Happy 1,000th birthday will be said in flowers in St Edmundsbury Cathedral when it opens its summer flower festival to celebrate 1,000 years of the Abbey at Bury St Edmunds.

Happy 1,000th birthday expressed in flowers

The exhibition will reflect the ten centuries from 1020 when the Abbey was first founded, to the present day in flowers and plant material and opens in the cathedral on 22 June.

The flower festival hopes to raise funds for the Youth Work of the Cathedral and its link diocese of Kagera in Tanzania.

The cathedral was recently resplendent when it welcomed Harald Altmaier, florist to the royal household, who created floral arrangements fit for a queen for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – pictured here.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Flower Festival 2022

And this summer flower festival is set to wow too. Lead designer, florist Vicki Hease from Great Finborough and Sue Cockram, head of the Cathedral Flower Team have organised ten teams of flower arrangers from flower clubs across the East of England:

  • Bury St Edmunds Flower Club
  • City of Ely Flower Club
  • Earls Barton Flower Club
  • Framlingham Flower Club
  • Harleston Flower Club
  • Mildenhall & District Flower Club
  • New Creations Flower Club
  • Orwell Flower Club
  • Peterborough Floral Decoration Society
  • Saffron Walden Flower Club
  • Stowmarket & District Flower Club

The summer flower festival runs from 22 – 26 June  10.00 am – 5.30 pm Wednesday to Friday and 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm Saturday and Sunday. It is free to enter but donations are very welcome.