Flower Festival at Lincoln Cathedral 2 Lincoln Cathedral will hold a spectacular Flower Festival this summer to mark 2020 as the Year of Cathedrals, commemorate the 800th anniversary of St Hugh and celebrate some of Lincolnshire’s notable figures who have made a significant impact on the region and beyond. Last held at the historic landmark in 2012, the festival is being organised by the Cathedral’s voluntary flower team who are working with specially invited guests, local designers and flower clubs to transform the Cathedral with dozens of elaborate floral arrangements. Each of the displays will tie in with the festival’s theme of ‘Vision’ which pays tribute to one of the most important people in Lincoln Cathedral’s history, St Hugh, who organised the rebuild of the landmark following an earthquake in 1185 and was later canonised as a saint in 1220, 800 years ago this year. 2020 is also The Association of English Cathedrals’ ‘Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage’, with major celebrations taking place at cathedrals across the country. Lincoln Cathedral, which continues to be regarded as one of the most important landmarks in the UK, has stood over the City of Lincoln for over 900 years, with building works commencing in 1072. The event will also recognise many more visionary individuals who have influenced and changed poetry, the arts, theatre, film and fashion. The festival will be held from 30 July to 3 August, with a special preview evening taking place on Wednesday 29 July, where visitors can enjoy drinks and canapés whilst getting the exclusive opportunity to see the beautiful blooms on display before the event open to the public. As well as the flower arrangements, the festival will include plants, crafts and food stalls in and around the Cathedral for visitors to enjoy. Visitors are also […]