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Flower show to bloom at Newbury Methodist Church

Chelsea Flower Show arrangers to lay out event

John Herring

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Newbury Methodist Church will be holding a three-day flower festival this weekend. 

The church, which was subject to a major restoration project in 2014, will play backdrop to the numerous displays prepared by the team of flower arrangers from the Newbury Floral Society; coinciding with their 60th anniversary.

And residents and visitors to the town can look forward to beautiful displays given that many of the flower arrangers have won awards at Chelsea Flower Show and have also provided arrangements for Westminster Abbey.

Event organiser Barbara West said, “We are delighted to host Newbury Floral Society in our beautiful church.

Their glorious arrangements at this free exhibition are bound to take visitor’s breath away. The Methodist Church is one of Newbury’s hidden gems and this event will provide a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to the town to look inside a beautiful building they may not be familiar with.”

Refreshments and cakes will also be provided.

The event culminates with a celebratory concert by the 5 Voices choir at 7pm on Saturday, June 20 who will be performing a selection of flower-related songs from the world of musicals, opera and operetta.

Tickets cost £5 for adults (students and children free) and can be bought in advance at Shoemakers (The Arcade, Market Place) or when arriving at the church for the concert.

Flower Festival opening hours 2pm-4pm on June 19; 10am-4pm on June 20 and 12pm-4pm on June 21.  

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