Havant’s flower power

COLOURFUL Designer and church patron Teresa Atchison gives News gardening expert Brian Kidd a tour of the display. Pictures: Ian Hargreaves (131733-1)
COLOURFUL Designer and church patron Teresa Atchison gives News gardening expert Brian Kidd a tour of the display. Pictures: Ian Hargreaves (131733-1)
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IT’S been five years since the last flower festival in Havant – but it was worth the wait.

St Faith’s Church has been transformed into a blaze of colour.

Locals have been working over several months to make intricate floral creations, including depictions of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus turning water into wine.

There’s even a water feature in the middle of the church.

The News gardening expert Brian Kidd opened the festival, which runs until Sunday at 5pm.

Sandra Haggan, one of the organisers, said: ‘There’s been a huge amount of work by a lot of people.

‘Ladies of St Faith’s have helped out hugely and husbands have been roped into doing building work.

‘People are very impressed. Brian Kidd was very impressed and enjoyed looking at the arrangements.

‘People have been very clever in depicting different things.’

There is a small cafe in the church during the festival.

Proceeds will help refurbish the church’s roof.