A fantastic colourful Flower Festival opens today in the town as the Methodist church launches another of its 200th Year Anniversary events.

Grand opening
Today at 2pm, Sarah Eberle, award winning Landscape Designer from Whitchurch, will open the Flower Festival at the Methodist Church.
Sarah has won RHS Gold medals, has a Hampton Court Award, many Civic Trust Awards and exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live and on St George’s Day this year.
Sarah also created a garden overnight in Trafalgar Square.
Everyone is welcome to come along and see the many displays.

The Festival continues through the weekend and as well as the flower decorations there is a wonderful selection of musical accompaniments.
Opening times are:
Friday 15th June and Saturday 16th June from 10.00pm to 8.00pm,
Sunday 17th June 12 noon to 8.00pm.
A service will be held at 10.30am.
Monday 18th June 10.00am to 12 noon.

The programme includes:

11.30am Whitchurch Primary School Years 3 and 4
1.45pm Whitchurch Primary School Years 3 and 4
2.00pm Testbourne Flute Choir
2.30pm Whitchurch Primary School Years 3 and 4
6.00pm Philip Bolton on Organ

10.00am Darren Rampton on Guitar
11.00am Philip Bolton on the Organ
2.30pm Scarlets Singing Group
3.30pm Wessex Harpists
6.00pm Eileen Hooks on the Organ

10.30am Morning Worship led by Shirley Mackintosh
2.00pm Singing for Fun Choir
4.00pm Vincent Lindsey-Clarke on Classical Guitar
4.30pm Martin and Lynda Frith – Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone, with Piano
6.00pm Pauline Rutter on Piano

Window at Dowlings, supporting the 200th Anniversary.

Around the town
In addition several shops have placed flower displays in their windows, including Kingsleys with their red while and blue garlands, Velvet, Rose, Serenity and Pauline Forster and Dowlings with arrangements.

Meanwhile the wonderful hanging baskets around the town recently put up by the shop traders are now starting to bloom, giving even more colour to the street scene.

Event Diary entry: HERE

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