Moulton Flower Festival 2016

I have been a District Councillor for several years now and, given the chance, I have tried to visit all the Flower Festivals in my Ward.  This year’s flower festivals have suited my diary because I am coming to the end of my role as Vice Chairman.  The Civic events are running out of steam because we are now getting ready for a new programme of events which will be starting in May.  So, as it happens, I was free on Saturday afternoon, 23rd April to visit All Saint’s Church, Moulton.

At about 1pm, Christine and I, drove to All Saints Church.  As we arrived, the rain had followed us from All Saints Church, MoultonPinchbeck, but people had not been put off by the cold and wet weather. In fact the church was ‘buzzing’.

This year’s flower festival is called “Elements of Life”.  On entering the Church we were greeted by a wonderful fragrant bouquet.  There are over 30 floral displays together with stalls selling plants, books, gifts and handicraft items.

All the flower arrangements were stunning and, as previously mentioned, you had to be there, to enjoy the wonderful intoxicating flowery scents.

We spent an hour looking around and chatting with other visitors.  We then joined David Buck and sat in the refreshment area to enjoy coffee and cake.

Christine and I have our own particular favourite floral displays in mind but it would be unfair to say which ones we liked best because they were all excellent.  We both appreciate the time and patience it must take to turn an assortment of flowers into a thing of outstanding beauty.

I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating the church and all the flower arrangers for creating the wonderful displays – well done to each and every one of you.  On a personal note, I think “Elements of Life” is up there with the best.  Once again, a wonderful display.  Last, but by no means least, the Lemon Drizzle was just what the doctor ordered – it went down a treat.

Rodney Grocock
Vice Chairman
South Holland District Council