2020 EVENT CANCELLED
It’s with much regret that the IOM Flower Festival committee has taken the decision to cancel our 2020 event. We have a duty of care to our participants and visitors and in the current situation we feel the responsible action is to postpone the Festival until 2021.
Current restrictions would make it impossible for venues to meet up to make plans in advance of the event and so much work goes into the planning and organisation of the Festival by so many people that to run a Festival at which visitor numbers could potentially be very low would be a waste of so much time, expertise and hard work.
We intend to put all our efforts into staging an even bigger, better floral event next year and hope you will all give the 2021 Festival your support.
To celebrate the beauty of all things floral, Isle of Man Flower Festival coordinates an annual week long community event encompassing floral art in any medium, predominantly fresh flowers but also including arts & crafts. The Festival takes place in July each year at varying venues and attracts thousands of visitors from both on and off the Isle of Man.
Our 2020 Flower Festival Theme:
'A Special Place for People and Nature'
We want to make your Flower Festival experience as enjoyable as possible and the following information will help you plan your visits to our venues:
17 venues will be taking part in our 2020 event and new this year is the addition of 4 lovely gardens in the north, south and east of the Island.
FESTIVAL DATES & OPENING TIMES
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL
The 2020 Festival takes place from Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th July. Venue opening times are
11am-5pm with late opening for special events.
With most of our floral attractions under cover, Flower Festival is designed to be enjoyed by all whatever the weather. Many of our venues provide excellent access to their public areas including ramps, wide walkways, level surfaces and disabled toilets. You'll find full details in our brochure.
LOCATIONS & PARKING
There are Flower Festival venues located throughout the Island. Free parking is available at or near our venues and is clearly signed. For information about visiting venues using public transport contact Bus Vannin on 662525 or see their website
FREE entry to all our venues although a donation is always appreciated. Free entry to MNH The Old Grammar School and to MNH gardens at Rushen Abbey and Grove Museum (MNH usual charges apply for entry to museums)
The majority of our venues offer refreshments for a small charge and some venues provide additional choices such as sandwiches, soups, lunches etc. You'll find full details in our brochure.
OUR 2020 THEME
Isle of Man Flower Festival is a fully fledged partner of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. We're excited to be exploring links with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man and our theme for the 2020 Festival reflects the benefits of a healthy environment on our well-being and the positive impact nature has on our daily life.
The Island is the first entire country to be awarded the honour of UNESCO Biosphere status reflecting our unique environment of a special place for people and nature.
Flower Festival is proud to be a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner and feel it's a natural fit with our ethos of celebrating the beauty of all things floral.
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