More than 300 flower arrangers from the diocese and region gathered at Salisbury Cathedral for the launch of Confluence, the Cathedral’s 2020 Flower Festival on Saturday, June 15.

The Dean of Salisbury, Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos (pictured above, by Ash Mills), Director of Cathedral Flowers, Michael Bowyer, and his co-designers Angela Turner and Pam Lewis, shared their vision for the festival in September next year.

Designer Angela Turner presents at the launch of Confluence Salisbury Cathedrals 2020 Flower Festival. Photo by Ash Mills

Confluence is one of series of events and activities marking the founding of Salisbury Cathedral on its present site in 1220, and the development of the modern city of Salisbury. Reflecting on the Cathedral’s move and 800 years of history, the three award-winning designers created large arrangements to inspire their audience and illustrate the colours and types of designs that may be part of the 2020 display.

The army of arrangers needed to achieve this feat will take part in a series of workshops before staging day on September 14, 2020, when the Cathedral is transformed in a dawn ‘til dusk operation, ready to for opening day on 15 September 15. Confluence, the 2020 Flower Festival runs until Sunday, September 20.

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