Wednesday 26 November 2014

Cathedral in full bloom for festival of flowers

Emma Jane Hade

Published 29/04/2014 | 02:30

Keela Davico and Rachel Linn at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin for the launch of the Dublin Garden Festival
Keela Davico and Rachel Linn at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin for the launch of the Dublin Garden Festival

A cathedral is set to go green for its very own floral festival.

The Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, the Very Reverend Dermot Dunne, announced details of the inaugural Dublin Garden Festival yesterday, which is to be held in June.

It will see the cathedral being transformed into a "floral arcadia" from June 13-15.

He said he hoped that this event would build on the thousands of visitors who flock to the grounds of the city-centre cathedral every year.

"There will be a stunning display of creative and beautiful flower designs on show and a range of fun activities for all the family."

Throughout the three days, festival-goers will be able to view horticultural displays, craft demonstrations and sit in on talks from renowned gardening experts, including Gerry Daly and Helen Dillon.

Also appearing at the festival will be Dubliner and Chelsea Flower Show medallist Christopher White.

The festival will draw to a close on the Sunday evening to the strains of the cathedral's choir, as the public will be invited inside the doors of the ancient building "in all its floral splendour".

Irish Independent

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