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Festival review: Croydon Minster Flower Festival, Saturday 17th June

Posted on June 29th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

A font-full of hot pinks and oranges – and more besides

Croydon is named after a flower, crocus sativus, the vivid purple bloom from which the spice saffron is harvested. The meaning of ‘Croh-Denu’, the town’s Saxon name, is ‘valley of the crocus’, and the flowers were grown here by the Romans thousands of years ago. So where better to hold a flower festival? On Saturday 17th June, … Read More »