Welcome

Welcome to the Pocklington Flower Festival website.


The Festival was a very ambitious project involving 56 displays created by some of the leading floral designers in the country. The internationally acclaimed floral artist, Andrew Grisewood, lead a large team of skilled individuals who together created an event with a stunning visual impact.


Large areas of the Nave, Transepts and Chancel of the medieval church of All Saints Pocklington were taken up with floral arrangements commemorating the centenary of the ending of World War One. Images and memorabilia researched and provided by the local history society were also displayed.


Over 2000 woollen poppies were knitted to dress the six stone pillars and generous sponsorship from a wide variety of local, regional and national sources allowed us to plan for a event that proved to be an outstanding success.


Canon Rodney Nicholson, Area Dean, writes: The imagination and work which went into this Festival was simply staggering. Clearly, the Archdeacon of York, Sarah Bullock was enthralled. The 56 displays brought alive, with consummate skill, the endurance, the humanity and the hopes of those caught up in four dreadful years of World War 1. We cannot thank enough the many team members who made the festival a reality.

Flower Festival Committee

The Committee

Front row from left to right

Freda Gardner, Mae Brown, Caroline Nash,

Betty Douglas, Carole Laws, Gill Earnshaw


Back row from left to right

Les Slow, John Douglas, David Brown, Chris Kendra,

Chris Dodd, Oliver Beaumont, Andrew Grisewood