Chichester BID encourage retailers to take part in Festival of Flowers

Graham Franks Photography Chichester Festival of Flowers 2016 launch

Graham Franks Photography Chichester Festival of Flowers 2016 launch

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Chichester BID are encouraging retailers in the city to get involved with this year’s Festival of Flowers.

The annual event is set to take place from June 2-4, celebrating it’s 11th year in the beautiful grounds of Chichester Cathedral.

This year’s theme is ‘The Artist’s Palette’, and visitors and residents can experience live music, a Festival Market and a Plant Market all under the picturesque arrangement of flowers and trees.

Chichester BID are showing their support for this year’s three-day spectacular with their Shop Window Competition 2016.

Shops and businesses in the city are urged to get creative and take part in theme through decorating their shop windows with flowers.

Flower Designer 2014, Jose Morum-Pound, will be judging the competition on Friday, May 27.

More than 14,000 visitors attended the three day event in 2015, and all businesses entering the competition will be listed in the Flower Festival programme – encouraging the thousands of people who attend festival to come and see all the decorated shop windows.

Retailers who have currently signed up for the competition are: Sahara, Little London; Little London Boutique, Little London; Age UK, Crane Street; Gerry Weber, East Street; Phase Eight, East Street; Jigsaw, East Street; Cook, East Street; Montezuma’s, East Street; Kenton Budd Esates Agents, West Street; Society of Floral Painters, Oxmarket - St Andrews Court; Countrystyle Interiors, The Hornet; Art For All, Eastgate; Classix Clothing, Northgate; The Webbstreet Company, South Street; Children’s Society, South Street; Timothy Roe, South Street; Headromance, South Street; Cancer Research UK, South street; Tinks Pretty Things, North Street and Exclusive Cake Shop & Vintage Tea Rooms, North Street.

Advanced booking for the Festival of Flowers is recommended, visit chichestertickets.co.uk or 01243 813595 or in person from the Cathedral shop to buy your ticket.

For more information on the window competition, contact Jeanette Hockley, Events and Marketing Manager, at Chichester BID 01243 773263 or 07872 058117.

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