Fab flower festival at Ringstead

Hunstanton photo 04.07.14
Hunstanton photo 04.07.14
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Forty years ago Susie Riddington was involved in a Foliage Festival at Peterborough.

One of the visitors was HRH Princess Anne who said that it was one of the most memorable festivals she had seen.

Fast-forward to 2014 and Susie put the idea of a Foliage Festival to organiser and leading designer of the Ringstead Flower Festivals, Fr David Beeton.

Arrangers from Hunstanton, Ringstead and Heacham joined Fr David in the challenging task of creating a church full of the most stunning all-foliage displays that were on show.

Alongside the festival raising money for St Andrew’s, the church also mounted a display of quilts made by Caroline Richardson and Sue Moffat.

The pink sampler quilt made by Sue for her mother is made up of different patchwork patterns.

Sue said: “This is a good way for beginners to learn a variety of techniques.”

Each square has its own name and this quilt includes squares with delightful names like Mariners Compass, Rose of Sharon and Folded Flying Geese.

In Ringstead village eleven gardens were open to the public. To add to the occasion lunches at Hillside and Teas at East End Farm with music from Springwood Big Band as well as plant, craft, bric-a-brac, cake and tombola stalls.