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A floral fantasia for DREAMBUILDING at the Festival of Flowers

While the start of the event felt much less like June and more like February, the vibrant displays that filled the Cathedral couldn’t help but make you feel at least a degree or two warmer.

The festival’s theme ‘The Artist’s Palette’ was evident throughout the Cathedral and its grounds, through hundreds of imaginative and creative displays. Hours of work could be seen in all manner of arrangements from traditional to more contemporary and even those that had an element of fun!

The DREAMBUILDING team donned their thermals and braved the cool temperatures to man their stand in the Treasury Gardens. Here, they shared with passers-by the latest news of St Wilfrid’s plans to build a new Hospice in Bosham. Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, garden centres, plant nurseries and its own team of volunteer gardeners, St Wilfrid’s was also able to fill its marquee with a wide range of donated plants and sell these to raise vital funds towards the DREAMBULDING project.

Chair of the Campaign Committee, Lis Spence, said: “it’s the first time St Wilfrid’s has had the opportunity to spread the word about the campaign publicly - it proved a great success. Not only were we able to promote the work of the Hospice in general, but we were also able to share the latest news on developments since obtaining planning permission last November. We were overwhelmed by people's generosity not only in purchasing plants but also through donations too and the whole event raised a superb £900."

St Wilfrid’s Hospice would like to take this opportunity to thank all those donors which include: Manor Nursery, Wyevale, Greenwood Group, Walberton Nursery, Chalcroft Nursery, Blue Ribbon Plants, Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Hillier Garden Centre.