A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

 

ISLE OF MAN FLOWER FESTIVAL 2022

Because of continuing uncertainties with Covid, a significant reduction in the number of chapels and churches with the resources to stage a conventional style festival and the very positive feedback from our 2021 Festival, we have decided to once again hold a 3 day event at St John’s Mill. This year the Festival will run from Friday July 8 - Sunday July 10 July and will be open (half an hour earlier) from 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

In an age when we are encouraged to 'go green', a single venue event greatly reduces the amount of car fuel used. The feedback from 2021 showed that the majority of our visitors appreciated that all the displays could be seen in one visit without having to drive all round the Island. We will be encouraging participants to consider using Manx grown flowers where possible.

Our theme for 2022 is 'The Spirit of Mann', chosen to appeal to secular and non-secular participants alike, and with the hope that interpretations will reflect the wonderful heritage that is our privilege to enjoy. This year, we are delighted to welcome new participants from some of the local heritage groups and from organisations and charities on the Island.


You will be able to start your journey in the Atrium at Tynwald Mills shopping centre, where Floreat will entice you to explore further and from where you will be directed up the drive to St John's Mill to see the other 30+ displays.

 

Entrance will be FREE but donations to offset the costs of staging this style of Festival will be very welcome.

 

The St John's Mill cafe will be selling tea, coffee and cakes and there are other venues in the vicinity if you wish to purchase lunch. The Cafe will close at 4pm, half an hour before the Festival closes.


There is car parking both at the shopping centre and in the St John's Mill car park off the Poortown Road and there are 2 disabled parking spaces outside St John's Mill.

We do hope you will come and enjoy the displays and learn about the activities of some of the participants.

Judy Matthews - Committee Chairman