I popped down to Winchester this morning to see the flower festival in the Cathedral. It's a wonderful display organized by the Wessex and Jersey area of NAFAS called "Symphony of Flowers" with about 50 exhibits, all by different floral designers and clubs arranged through the building. I won't pretend to know anything about "proper" flower arranging. A handful of garden flowers in a jug is more my style, but I do appreciate the skill that goes into these works of art.
This "meadow" gently moves in the breeze from a fan.
The area around Jane Austen's tomb has been decorated by the Cathedral flower arrangers in an English Country Garden theme. I'm not sure if all the flowers would have been around in her time, but it does look beautiful and the arrangement on her tomb is a nice touch.
"Jane" is a dummy but there are some people in costume wandering around. Not easy to photograph in the low light levels.
A Sweet little bench and quilt.
Not quite sure what these are. Something to do with pointing to Heaven. The angel is covered in skeleton leaves and is rather beautiful.
Timpani drums made of carnations with alliums for drumsticks.
Not a great photo, but I love the door.
Down in the crypt Anthony Gormly's sculpture has been joined by some figures covered in leaves and seed heads making it seem even more eerie than usual.
I took many more photos, but it was tricky trying to avoid all the other visitors!
The festival is on 'till Sunday and costs £10, with the profits going to the organ fund.