(POSTPONED) Festival of Flowers 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 3rd – 5th June 2021

Due to the developing public health situation, it is with great regret that we have to announce the postponement of the 2020 Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers. We are now planning to hold the event from the 3rd – 5th June 2021. Ticket will be on sale again later in the year.

Information for current ticket holders

We are currently processing refunds for all those who have already purchased tickets. There is no need for you to take any immediate action, you will receive further information on this very shortly.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are only able to automatically process refunds if you provided contact details at the time of your purchase.  If you are a ticketholder who has not heard anything by Easter Monday (13th April) please contact the Chichester Cathedral Trust office. CLICK HERE to find out more.

(CANCELLED) Talk: Celebrating English Gardens

All are welcome at a Talk on Thursday 19 March 'Celebrating English Gardens'. More details and booking information can be found here on our website.

About the Festival of Flowers

The Festival of Flowers 2020 will be a three day spectacular: as well as the flower arrangements in the Cathedral and environs, visitors can stroll through the cloisters and Cathedral grounds and visit the Festival Market. There will also be a flower sale, live music, and delicious refreshments in Café des Fleurs. Internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson will be exhibiting his work. 

Over 80 stunning arrangements are produced by volunteer flower arrangers using in excess of 50,000 flowers to interpret the designer’s chosen theme. More than 570 volunteers are involved, including Flower Arrangers, Community Groups and individuals across the Diocese of Chichester working together providing flower arrangements, visitor information, refreshments and more to make the Festival of Flowers a successful and enjoyable event. You can read more details here and also read more about the Fundraising Dinner in September that marked the Sponsorship Launch.

Corporate Sponsors

The Cathedral Trust is delighted to have the support of Title Sponsor Rathbones Investment Management. Our thanks also go to the following companies for their continued support of the Festival: Henry Adams, Caffyns, Chichester Festival Theatre, Ecclesiastical, The Garden Shows, Lancing College, Moore South, Parham House.


Images from 2018 by Peter Hamilton and Jim Holden.