43rd Ecumenical Festival of Flowers in Praise.

Added on February 21st, 2010

Lynley Kloogh and Robyn Freeth created the Methodist Parish display at the 43rd Ecumenical Festival of Flowers in Praise at St Pauls Cathedral in Dunedin, in February, 2010.

They made a striking arrangement using the red flowers of the rata, contrasting with the dark stems of flax flowers, with other plants, and a clematis trailing over a gate.

Their text was from Mother Teresa: "Spread love to everyone you go to: first of all in your own house ... Let no-one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness".

The theme of the festival this year was Love your neighbour, and proceeds were going to Habitat for Humanity.

There were 41 displays from different churches and groups, as well as colourful floral swags attached to the columns, and floral baskets on the pews in the central aisle. The continuing success of this festival is a tribute to the presidents and committee over the years - and also to the participants