May 9 2012 By Poppy Bradbury
The Ealing Flower Club holds its annual flower festival at St Mary's Church, St Mary's Lane, Perivale. Vice Chairman of Ealing Flower Club Robin MacGibbon.
BLOOMING creations helped a church come alive with the sound of music this weekend.
Floral harmony was the theme for this year’s spring flower festival at Ealing’s oldest church, and members of Ealing Flower Club did not disappoint.
Their handiwork was admired by around 300 guests who came to enjoy the colours in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, in Perivale Lane, Perivale on Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday.
Organiser Prof Alan Gillett said: “One of the arrangements was based on Singing in the Rain. It had an umbrella with rain drops and a floral arrangement underneath that.”
The 12th century church is only open to the public a handful of times each year for fundraising music concerts.
Mr Gillet added: “It was a huge success and we’re truly grateful to the flower club.
“We must’ve had about 300 people come across the weekend, for a combination of seeing the flowers and seeing the church. Everybody who comes falls in love with it.”
The flower festival has been running every other year since 1979 and this year raised £300 for the upkeep of the old buildings. Posies sold off on Monday afternoon also earned £150 for the flower club.