Friday 18 July 2014

Flower Festival 2014

The Flower Festival is one of the highlights of the biennial Crowthorne Carnival. Susannah, Bethan, Frankie and Lolly (!) came with me on Sunday afternoon. It was held in the church of St John the Baptist and it was packed. Light lunches and refreshments were served throughout the weekend.

Various local organisations took part, among them schools, Women's Institute, toddler groups, flower arrangers and businesses. The theme for the Carnival was ‘Strictly Showtime’.
Detail from 'Fiddler on the Roof' by St Sebastian's Women's Institute 
'Fiddler on the Roof' 
The font provided a platform for 'Carousel'
Every available space was used
'The X Factor', a popular television show
Not sure what was the inspiration behind this - 'Oliver' maybe?
'Swan Lake' by St Sebastian's church
There were musical interludes
'The Tower of Babel'
'The Beautiful City'
'The Cleansing of the Temple'
 'All good gifts'
Joseph and his coat of many colours
'Facets of Faith'
'St John's flower arrangers
'The Miracle of the Burning Bush'
'The Mikado' by Crowthorne Traders' Association
'Elton John'
'Detail from 'Elton John'
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
'Singin' in the Rain' by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Crowthorne branch.
'Dancing on Ice' by Crowthorne WI. 'Dancing on Ice' is a popular television programme.

The pew ends were decorated. This one was inspired by 'My favourite things' from 'The Sound of Music.'
'Noah's Ark' by The Net, formerly known as St John's Sunday School.
Royal Ascot scene from 'My Fair Lady' by Crowthorne and Sandhurst Flower Arrangers
Crowthorne Gang Show - Scouts
'The Lion King' by Hatch Ride Primary School
This and the following scenes were on floats at the Carnival Procession at the beginning of Carnival Week.
'The Wizard of Oz' by Wildmoor Primary School
'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
Detail from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
The splendid Cedar in the graveyard.


  1. What a wonderful, colorful festival and the flowers are gorgeous!! Great captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

    1. Thank you, Sylvia. I admire those who can arrange flowers so beautifully.

  2. Some great imaginations at play there. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Just wish I could develop some artistic talent . . . ;-)

  3. Wow, that was fantastic! I wish they'd do stuff like that where I live. I love flower shows. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Anne. Flower shows can be so inspiring.

  4. Hi Janice ... gosh that's a wonderful collection of flower shows - loved seeing them .. we had one here .. but it was sparse compared to yours ... lovely to see ... and the question you asked ... I think is Mary Berry ... I don't even watch - she's not my favourite for some reason .. but I know she's stirred everyone into making and eating cakes again ...

    Beautiful header shot! Cheers Hilary

    1. I never thought of Mary Berry, probably because I never watch cookery shows - thank you for that, Hilary!

  5. I am glad I didn't miss this one Janice. A gorgeous display of flowers, so cleverly arranged. People can be very, very talented.

    1. It is amazing what artistry people display. I never cease to marvel at such talent.

  6. Some very talented florists

  7. All beautiful displays, but I LOVE the Fiddler on the Roof one.

  8. This leaves me breathless! Talent! and Amazing flowers! Thanks for giving us the Show.

    1. I'm always overwhelmed at flower festivals - so much colour and scent.


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