Isle of Man Flower Festival in full bloom

Flower Festival at Christ Church, Laxey

Flower Festival at Christ Church, Laxey

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Isle of Man Flower Festival 2015 has got off to a good start with many visitors already calling in to see displays at the 17 venues around the island.

The festival got underway on Sunday and runs until this Saturday.

Bunscoill Rhumsaa flower festival display at Milntown

Bunscoill Rhumsaa flower festival display at Milntown

Flower Festival committee chairman Judy Matthews said: ‘Lots of people have already passed through the doors of the venues and we have had a lot of positive feedback.

‘The bad weather at the start of this week may have put a bit of a damper on Tynwald Day, but it certainly hasn’t stopped people visiting Flower Festival venues.’

Judy added: ‘A big thank you to all of our volunteers and organisers who have helped the festival get off to such a good start.’

The festival also features a photographic competition, open to digital entries. Pictures must have been taken in one of the venues.

The official list of venues is St Mary de Ballaugh, Ballaugh; St Patrick’s Church, Jurby; St Andrew’s Church, Andreas; Milntown; The Grove Museum, Ramsey; Trinity URC, Ramsey; Ramsey Independent Methodist Church; Christ Church Dhoon, Glen Mona; Christ Church, Laxey; Onchan Elim Pentecostal Church; Onchan Methodist Church; St Matthew’s Church, Douglas; The Abbey Church, Ballasalla; The Nautical Museum, Castletown; Port Erin Methodist Church; St Peter’s Church, Cregneash; St German’s Cathedral, Peel. Many of the venues have arranged additional activities during the week. Visit www.flowerfest.im for details of opening times and events.

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