A village church will be a riot of colour this weekend thanks to a flower festival with the theme ’What Makes Britain Great’.

Cornwood’s bi-annual flower festival takes place in St Michael & All Angels Church from Friday, May 26 to Monday 29, from 10am to 6pm on all four days.

The festival theme aims to encourage celebration of some of the good things in our country. Cornwood WI is celebrating its 100th birthday in June and wanted to take part in the flower festival, so it was decided to feature a selection of iconic British institutions.

The event brings the whole village community together, with displays by the primary school, Rookies Preschool and Brownies representing the younger members. Cornwood Show organisers are creating a display for the first time, and groups from St Austins Priory and Sparkwell Church will be given a warm welcome.

There will be refreshments available at the Old Vicarage and plant, jam and book stalls.

Cornwood’s last flower festival raised £8,600, vital funds for the maintenance of the village’s 13th century church.