A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
WELCOME TO THE 2020 ISLE OF MAN FLOWER FESTIVAL
This year’s theme is chosen to demonstrate our partnership with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man:
'A Special Place for People and Nature'
The Biosphere pledge invites us to get involved in various ways, including
• support and promote our cultural heritage
• engage with the local community
• make our environmental impact positive wherever possible
As you visit the 17 venues across the Island, we hope you will see this ethos at work, not least in the fact that we aim to offer an event free from single use plastics and also to provide a service for refilling of drinking water bottles.
This year we have two 'firsts': we have 5 gardens open to the public and details of these are in the brochure and on the website. As a departure from the traditional Photographic Competition, we have a 'round the venues' Picture Quiz, for which quiz booklets will be available for you to pick up free as you go around our venues or to download from the website. You may discover something that you have never noticed before!
Finally, a big thank you to our main sponsors, Culture Vannin and the Arts Council, and also to Signature by Robinsons as well as to those who have supported the Festival in any way........and to all those who help to make the Festival what it is.
Judy Matthews - Committee Chairman