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In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Ancient Society of Florists, the oldest florists’ society still in existence in the world, a new festival, Bloom!, is being planned for historic York in 2018. The new four day festival, from 5-8 July, celebrating horticulture and flowers in York, will mark the milestone with events and installations right across the city.

In response to Bloom! York Learning will be creating flowers in a wide range of media including recycled to create a flower wall at Explore York Libraries.

Some of our learners are also getting involved with one of the real flower displays. Our flower arranging tutor Joanna Keely is building a feature display and her students are going to be helping with it’s preparation.


We will be running workshops both to support the development of the community art piece and the floral feature display.

For full details about the Bloom Festival please contact Kay Hyde or Katie Parsons at Visit York.

Bloom! Flower Wall Workshops

We will be creating flowers in a range of media including recycled materials, to create a flower wall at York Libraries. Free workshops will be held at Explore York Library during our Inspirations festival in May.

All of our workshops have finished now, but you can create flowers at home or in your workplace, community group, class… the possibilities are endless! We can even come and deliver a workshop for you. For more information contact claire.douglas@york.gov.uk.