31st May 2018 9:30 - 02nd June 2018 18:00
Thurs 31st May & Fri 1st June: Entry from 9.30am: £14.00; Entry from 1.00pm: £12.00; Entry from 4.00pm: £10.00; Sat 2nd June: Entry from 9.30am: £12.00; Entry from 2.00pm: £8.00
Thurs 31st May: 9.30am - 7.00pm; Fri 1st June: 9.30am - 6.30pm; Sat 2nd June: 9.30am - 6.00pm
Chichester Cathedral's spectacular floral event returns for 2018. Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected to attend the 2018 Festival of Flowers.
This biennial event is organised by Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust and welcomes visitors from all over the world who come to experience what has been called the 'gold standard' of Flower Festivals.
This exciting Festival takes place both inside and outside the Cathedral, where visitors can wander through the entire Cathedral grounds enjoying a programme of music as they go. The Festival Market includes a large number of stalls selling a vast range of plants and craft items, not to mention some quirky and unique gifts. Delicious refreshments and places to relax can be found in the Café des Fleurs, the Cloisters Café and the Tea Bar in the Festival Fair.
Festival of Flowers tickets include entry to the Philip Jackson sculpture exhibition in the Eastern Cloister. Philip is a renowned international sculptor whose powerful and beautifully sculpted creations are recognisable worldwide.
Visitors will also be able to view the winning entries in the Festival of Flowers Schools' Art Competition, held to coincide with the Festival's theme. These will be exhibited in the Café des Fleurs during the Festival.