Countries and culture at Wedmore church flower festival

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:37 17 July 2018

Joanna Horwood's Spanish themed arrangement. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

Joanna Horwood's Spanish themed arrangement. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

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Countries Of The World was the theme for a village church’s ‘very successful’ flower festival.

Gwen Fisher's Russian themed display.Gwen Fisher's Russian themed display.

Wedmore Methodist Church hosted the annual two-day event which tasked members with designing a display based on the culture of a country.

Church member Barbara Ellis said: “A steady stream of visitors on both days enjoyed the floral displays and arts and crafts stalls.

An Italian themed diplay by Barbara Ellis. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.An Italian themed diplay by Barbara Ellis. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

“Refreshments served all day were enjoyed by all, and people lingered and chatted over their teas and cakes in the sun at the tables set out on the church lawns.

“This festival has become a very popular event with people returning year after year.”

Janet Smith with her floral arrangement representing Thailand.Janet Smith with her floral arrangement representing Thailand.

Wedmore historian Hazel Hudson also charted the origins of Methodism in each featured country and displayed her findings on a large map.

Tea and cakes at Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.Tea and cakes at Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

Joanna Horwood's Spanish themed arrangement. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.Joanna Horwood's Spanish themed arrangement. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

Gwen Fisher's Russian themed display.Gwen Fisher's Russian themed display.

An Italian themed diplay by Barbara Ellis. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.An Italian themed diplay by Barbara Ellis. Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

Janet Smith with her floral arrangement representing Thailand.Janet Smith with her floral arrangement representing Thailand.

Tea and cakes at Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.Tea and cakes at Wedmore Methodist Church Flower Festival.

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