Saturday 29 June 2013

Sheffield Manor Flower Festival

You already know that Sheffield Manor is my newest favourite place to visit, and I thought the flower festival it was holding today would be worth dropping in on as they specialise in displays of wild flowers.  It was.

 The site is a true oasis in the middle of the huge post war social housing estate.  It has everything I love - History, gardening, flowers and fab cake.
 They also specialise in "green roofs"  I love this idea for a garden shed.

 According to the lady, they featured this Lavender and Honey cake on The One Show this week.  I can vouch that it is very good cake.  I'll have to dig out the recipe.
 Mary Queen of Scots (whom we imprisoned at one time at Sheffield Manor) put in an appearance.
 The displays of wild flowers were gorgeous - I bought a bargain bucket of seeds to grow next year.

 There were giant knitted and crochet flowers

 I'm glad we went and showed our support.
And the Caribbean Curry from the man with the van was the best curry I have ever tasted!


Louise said...

this looks wonderful, I'd have enjoyed a visit to the flower festival... maybe next year!

**Anne** said...

What a wonderful place to visit with so many things to see, real flowers and those yarn ones, simply spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
Anne xx

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love your photographs. The crochet flowers are amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Curtise said...

Looks great. I still haven't been up there, I need to rectify

Anonymous said...

What a marvellous place to visit. Everything looks gorgeous.

Lyn said...

It looks like a lovely day Diane and you had sunshine too!
Mary didn't look too pleased!

greenthumb said...

What could be better than a day out looking at flowers and eating cake.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What a beautiful place, I love the wild flowers and always regret that our garden is not quite big enough to have a place to sow some. You look like you had the perfect weather for it too.

Rosie said...

Looks like a great day out, Diane! The cake looks very tasty and the wildflowers so pretty. I saw some knitted delphiniums and hollyhocks in a gallery window up in the city centre last year the setting for the ones you photographed is far more interesting. It's good to support your local attractions:)

Gilly said...

fantastic, Diane! I love those wild flowers - hope you have a wonderful show next year. Here, my garden specialises in buttercups! ;)

tlcukjourney said...

Amazing flowers!
I would love to go there, I love flowers so much and I've never had a garden with flowers in it, I will have to make it a point to have a flower garden as soon as I get to the UK. I mean yes... I can have flowers here in Texas but it's so hot and plants die so easily here... I can't wait for the gardens of the UK. I really enjoyed this post.
Tammy xx

Lisa said...

How nice of Mary to have popped in, I wonder if she liked the curry?!
Love those knitted flowers.
I have had lavender chocolate but not cake, sounds interesting.
You have discovered a really interesting place.
Lisa x