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Celebrate the Coronation with flowers from your garden!


 Charlbury is blessed with many talented, generous gardeners willing to share their gardens with us once a year. The display of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees always provides a huge treat for local people on Charlbury Open Gardens Day. 

 2023 is a Coronation Year and so the Church flower group along with the Charlbury Garden Society are hoping to do something special to celebrate the occasion. Our plan is to fill the church with British flowers and foliage as an appropriate celebration of the Coronation Day itself and of the produce of Charlbury’s gardens in early May. 

 We are keen to celebrate King Charles’s love of nature and the British countryside, so we would be most grateful for donations of home grown flowers, foliage, herbs and plants. We know that early May isn’t the best time for lots of flowers in our gardens, but a handful, an armful or a bucketful, (even a crownful!), will all be accepted with considerable thanks. 

 We would like all contributions to be brought to the church between 8.30 and 9.30am on FRIDAY 5th MAY, or in the afternoon of THURSDAY 4th MAY between 4.00 and 5.00pm. Please let us know if you’d like to contribute but you can’t bring them yourself on that day. We will arrange to have them collected. Also if you would like to bring a specific arrangement of your own, please put your name and phone number on the bottom of the vase or container so that we can return it to you. The church will then be open for everyone to enjoy the displays and be part of the Commemorative Service to mark the Coronation of HRH King Charles lll at 11.00am on Sunday 7th May 

Please email asap if you would like to contribute or help in any way. 

 Many thanks in anticipation of your kind help and generosity. 

 Hilli Waller - St Mary’s Church flowers 

Alison Derham - Charlbury Garden Society

Hilli Waller · Thu 20 Apr 2023, 14:12 · Link

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