Flower festival is blooming brilliant

The Baskets and Barrows festival at St Giles Church in Desborough
The Baskets and Barrows festival at St Giles Church in Desborough

A CHURCH was filled to the rafters with greenery arranged in baskets, buckets and wheelbarrows for a three-day festival.

The annual Baskets and Barrows festival lit up St Giles Church, in Desborough, with 77 displays on offer to look at and admire last weekend.

People could look around the exhibition free of charge, and it proved popular for the three days it was held from last Friday to Sunday.

Alan Window, from the church, said: “I enjoyed the festival and I hope everyone else did.

“We’ve been running the festival for over a decade, and this year we had entries ranging from the humorous to the sincere.”

People voted for their favourite display, with entries from Loatlands School and Desborough Cubs proving to be popular with visitors.