Floral feast for St Mary's
Come spring, the inside of Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral will be awash with the colours and scents of a floral feast for four days.
The Governor, Prof Marie Bashir, will open the sixth flower festival at the cathedral at 11.30am on Friday, September 12.
Dame Monica Gallagher, a dedicated member of the Friends of the Cathedral, initiated the first festival in 1987 as a prelude to the bicentenary celebrations.
It provided cathedral visitors with stunning floral displays created by leading floral artists.
Now the festival is held every three years and is accompanied by a variety of live choral and other music. Proceeds go to the conservation of the cathedral.
Sponsors of the floral extravaganza include businesses, embassies and Church organisations.
There is even a ‘memory lane’ for anyone wanting to contribute an arrangement in honour of a family member of friend.
Around 30,000 people attended the last festival.
The festival runs from Friday, September 12, to Monday, September 15, from 10am-5pm (closing at 3pm Monday). Admission is $8.