Flying a flag for success with a floral carpet at Tydd St Giles parish church

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival. - Credit: Archant

A small Fenland church trialled a flower arranging experiment that has only been seen locally at Ely Cathedral when it created a carpet of blooms for its annual flower exhibition.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival. - Credit: Archant

The experiment was such a success with visitors that next year organisers plan to create a carpet stretching the entire aisle of the church at Tydd St Giles - and even hope to get some men involved in its creation so that it is a community event.

Jane Molloy, member of the parochial church council, said: “We created the carpet of flowers in the chancel. It really gave the festival the wow factor. We trialled it as a one-off experiment but actually it was such a stunning display we are going to do it again next year but bigger and better.”

Following a plea for help local people arrived with scissors and enthusiasm to make up their own individual trays of flowers.

These trays were then arranged on the floor of the chancel to create the stunning display, she said.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival. - Credit: Archant


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The weekend event, which included a village garage sale, refreshments and produce auction raised £1,409.35 to go towards a restoration project of re-plastering in the church.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival.

Tydd St Giles Flower Festival. - Credit: Archant

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