Flower festival celebrates Christ Church Cathedral’s 150th anniversary

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon officially opens the festival at noon Saturday

Christ Church Cathedral celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend with the Festival of Flowers.

The festival features displays from floral artists all over the diocese and will incorporate art, music and a silent auction that includes two Robert Bateman prints.

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon officially opens the festival at noon on Saturday (June 13). The festival runs through Sunday.

Victoria artist Robert Amos will be in the cathedral throughout the festival, painting scene of the interior. A variety of musicians will provide music for visitors to enjoy while they view the cathedral and the flower displays. Strawberry teas are available 2 to 4 p.m. on both days.

The festival is set to celebrate many other cathedral anniversaries this year, including the 10th anniversary of the installation of its Helmuth Wolff pipe organ and the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral School.

On Sunday, the cathedral bells will ring from 2 to 3 p.m. to acknowledge the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

A special Evensong Service at 4:30 p.m. will bring the festival to a close.

Entry to the festival is by donation.

Christ Church Cathedral is located at the corner of Rockland Avenue and Quadra Street.