St Mary’s Flower Festival gets underway

The annual St Mary’s Flower Festival gets underway today at the St Mary’s Parish Church.

The event, which celebrates Scilly and Cornwall’s unique flowers and plants, gives members of the public a chance to revel in the beauty of the finest flowers and plants and gives local florists a chance to demonstrate their skills.

There are over 15 different stalls at this year’s festival, which has been a regular event in the Islands’ calendar for the last 8 years. The festival is raising money to go towards the upkeep and restoration of all churches in the Isles of Scilly. 

The event takes palace at the St Mary’s Parish Church from today until Saturday and is open to the public from 9:30am until 5pm.

One of the organisers of the event Jane Chiverton said “You’ll see some incredible arrangements, there are some very professional people who do the flower arranging”. Jane went onto say the display fills the church and described the smell as “absolutely wonderful.” 

Refreshments including cream teas will be available at the pavilion next to the church. They’re also seeking volunteers to help with the refreshments at the pavilion and if you would like bring in a cake it would be greatly appreciated.

If you can spare anytime and would like to help with this year’s flower festival please pop in the Parish Church and speak to Jane Chiverton or one of the other organisers.

You can hear Will talking about this year’s St Mary’s Flower Festival with Jane Chiverton below.