Festival of Flowers: 31st May – 2nd June 2018

The bi-annual Festival of Flowers hosted and organised by Chichester Cathedral and sponsored by Rathbones (both BID members) creates the city’s very own mini Chelsea. This horticultural highlight bursting with colour and vibrancy returns to the Cathedral on 31st May.

Chichester BID are delighted, once again to support this year’s event with a fun Flower Trail. 

The city expects to welcome 14,000 visitors from far and wide over the 3 day event.  The Bid Support Team will supply all participating businesses with bunting, posters and competition leaflets.  Don’t be a wallflower – let’s make Chichester pop with colour and flourish during the Festival.

The trail works along the lines of the Easter Egg Hunt in that you can simply place your flower in the window or you can have it inside the shop, facilitating customer entry into your premises – where you can engage with them.

How the trail works:

  • Participating businesses will be given an image of a specific flower (every shop will have a different bloom) for the public to locate. The BID Support team will also give participating businesses some glorious bunting to festoon their doorways with as a visual sign to passers-by that something special is going on inside or in the window. Posters and competition forms will also be available.
  • Members of the public will have to search for the images of the flowers and mark down on a competition leaflet the name of the flower and where they found it.
  • Don’t worry we’ll put the name of the flower on the reverse of every image so you can help your customers on their quest
  • Participants need to complete the competition from and return it to the BID office. A draw will take place at the end of the festival for 3 prizes.

All businesses participating in the trail will be listed in the Festival of Flowers Programme, Love Where You Live, Chichester BID Website and Social Media.

Interested in getting involved in the Festival of Flowers Trail please email: jhockley@chichesterbid.co.uk