Confluence: a Festival of Flowers | Salisbury Cathedral

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Confluence: a Festival of Flowers

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See and smell over 30,000 stems of blooms and foliage in spectacular floral displays, set in magnificent medieval architecture, in a feast for all the senses!

The arrangements will reference the Cathedral's site at the meeting point of five rivers using traditional materials that it is built with – lead, wood, stone and glass. The shapes in the designs will explore the movement of water, re-imagining the flow of shape, colour and light that water creates.

Designs will be contemporary, traditional and interpretative and the teams of over 300 volunteers creating the works will be led by a trio of award-winning designers. Michael Bowyer, Director of Cathedral Flowers and President of NAFAS will lead the way supported by Angela Turner, six times Chelsea Gold medal winner, and Pam Lewis, noted gardener, conservationist and NAFAS National demonstrator.


Booking Details

Tickets: £12 Adults

£6 children ages 5-17 (under 5's free)

Groups of 10+ qualify for a discounted rate of £10 - groups of up to 20 people can book online, Groups over 20 please email or call 01722 555120 for further information.

A limited number of special VIP tickets, which include early entry to the festival with an exclusive talk by one of the designers plus a delicious breakfast and festival programme on Wednesday morning, are available for £50 per person. 

Festival programmes are available to pre-order and collect on the day - they cannot be sent in advance because they are printed overnight the evening before the festival. You can view our 2015 programme below.

Programme from 2015 Festival.pdf