Flower Festival was blooming brilliant.

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Back Mary Sharrocks and Douglas Drakard, front Sue Vacani and Jayne Neville of Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers Guild ANL-140205-145325001
Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Back Mary Sharrocks and Douglas Drakard, front Sue Vacani and Jayne Neville of Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers Guild ANL-140205-145325001
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The time and skill put into millions of flower arrangements has been celebrated with thousands visiting South Holland churches to admire Flower Festival displays.

A brigade of church members supplied slices of cake, cups of tea and beautiful floral decorations for visitors to their annual Flower Festival.

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church' Sue Vacani and Jayne Neville of Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers Guild give demonstrations. ANL-140205-145337001

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church' Sue Vacani and Jayne Neville of Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers Guild give demonstrations. ANL-140205-145337001

Twenty-one churches in South Lincolnshire took part in the event which, until the final Spalding Flower Parade last year, attracted thousands to a 10-day celebration of the district’s floral heritage.

At St Laurence’s Church, Surfleet, visitors could enjoy a demonstration by Lincolnshire Spinners and Weavers Guild or view an art exhibition. There was a cafe for visitors and the community was involved in decorating efforts for the festival.

At Fleet Parish Church there was a display by pupils at Fleet Wood Lane School.

Funds raised by the festival are a vital support to keeping these historic buildings open.

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Flower arranger Jean Bratley ANL-140205-145402001

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Flower arranger Jean Bratley ANL-140205-145402001

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Busy serving lunches are Bobg Rowbottom, Douglas Drakard, Annette Rhodes, Doreen Drakard, Elizabeth Jones ANL-140205-145415001

Flower Festival at Surfleet Parish Church'Busy serving lunches are Bobg Rowbottom, Douglas Drakard, Annette Rhodes, Doreen Drakard, Elizabeth Jones ANL-140205-145415001

Fleet Baptist Church Flower Festival'Flower arrangers Back, Anne Cutler, Janet Doy, Margaret Elston, Isabella Whiteley, front Joyce Waterfall ANL-140205-142645001

Fleet Baptist Church Flower Festival'Flower arrangers Back, Anne Cutler, Janet Doy, Margaret Elston, Isabella Whiteley, front Joyce Waterfall ANL-140205-142645001

Fleet Baptist Church Flower Festival'Isabella Whiteley, Joyce Waterfall ANL-140205-142735001

Fleet Baptist Church Flower Festival'Isabella Whiteley, Joyce Waterfall ANL-140205-142735001

Fleet Parish Church flower festival'Flower arrangers back Sandra Carter, Sandra Thacker, Peggy Ellis, front Laura Morris, Jane Webb ANL-140205-142758001

Fleet Parish Church flower festival'Flower arrangers back Sandra Carter, Sandra Thacker, Peggy Ellis, front Laura Morris, Jane Webb ANL-140205-142758001

Fleet Parish Church flower festival'Laura Morris works on Fleet Wood Lane school display ANL-140205-142818001

Fleet Parish Church flower festival'Laura Morris works on Fleet Wood Lane school display ANL-140205-142818001

Weston Parish church flower festival'Arrangers Sally West and Catherine Hay

Weston Parish church flower festival'Arrangers Sally West and Catherine Hay

Moulton Chapel parish church 'Flower arranger Jean Cottam ANL-140205-142947001

Moulton Chapel parish church 'Flower arranger Jean Cottam ANL-140205-142947001