22nd Annual flower Festival – Festival of Festivals


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We’re eagerly anticipating our annual flower festival. Starting Sunday 7th of June. The talented ladies of Owermoigne Flower Club spend alot of time and thought in creating their stunning displays, which can be found around the rooms of the house. Each year a new theme and new charity is chosen. This years theme is Festivals, displays will be influenced by the festivals of world.

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To get a feel of this fantastic event, watch this  video  hosted by our lovely Assistant Manager Laura Pitman, who will talk you through the festival held in here in 2012.

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Dorset Pub Signs was a previous theme.

flower festival setting up

The ladies spend three days setting up their displays, two days creating the displays and a day conditioning the flowers. Stewards will be available through the week to talk to visitors.

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Visual props often accompany the floral displays.

Each year a different charity is supported and this year it’s the Dorset blind association, the charity provides a range of practical help and support services for people who are blind, partially sighted or suffering from serious sight loss, across the whole of Dorset.

30,000 people in Dorset have serious sight loss

Currently in Dorset over 5,600 people are registered as blind or partially sighted and an estimated 30,000 people live with serious sight loss.

That’s equivalent to 4% of the population.

They work across Dorset to help visually impaired people to adjust to living with sight loss and then still lead independent and active lives.

Come along  to see the beautiful displays,  all admission prices apply, with a percentage of proceeds being donated directly to the charity through Athelhampton. Season ticket holders gain free entry. There is also a collection during the week, so please donate on the day if you can, to show your support towards the hard working ladies of Owermoigne flower club and their cause.

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Athelhampton is a great venue to host a range of events, especially weddings as we offer exclusive hire of the venue! So if you are looking for a country house wedding venue Dorset then look no further! We also make a fantastic venue for conferences, parties, or as a shooting  location for photography or film work.

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