Bursting out all over town

The day of writing this post we certainly had a burst of water. A good drop of rain in February makes gardeners smile (except perhaps those who dragged the hose round the garden the night before!). So Burst! of water is a great name for the 22nd annual Festival of Flowers which has just begun.photo of flower

The festival includes old favourites like the floral carpet in the cathedral, a panel discussion and exhibition on the importance of water, garden tours and events like the Edmonds Factory Garden Party. The full programme is here

Cathedral Square is one of the focal points for the festival and includes a charming topiary baby elephant. Bring the kids along for a photo op.

There’s a free outdoor screening of Water Whisperers Tangaroa by Christchurch based documentary maker Kathleen Gallagher. Her previous works included EarthWhisperers, Healing Journeys and Breath of Peace.