One of Blackburn’s biggest most unique events of 2016 has been unveiled as a finalist in the Lancashire Tourism Awards which celebrate the diversity of the county’s tourist industry.

The Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has been shortlisted for an award highlighting successful tourism events in Lancashire.

The Flower Festival, a four-day event … Read More

ORGANISERS of Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival have been presented with an award for organising a landmark event which attracted thousands of people to the town centre.

Blackburn’s Business Improvement District have dedicated a ‘Be Surprised’ award to the organisers of the event after the iconic Cathedral blossomed into colour and activity … Read More

WINNER of the Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain was in Blackburn last Saturday for the town’s midsummer nature themed festival.

Visitors to the Countryside Comes to Town event lined-up at the main stage situated in the new multi-million-pound Cathedral Quarter on Saturday, 25th June to catch a glimpse of the … Read More

Sunday 26th June 2016 is your final chance to see the spectacular Flower Festival. Thousands of visitors have poured through the doors of Blackburn Cathedral over the last few days and you can still visit between noon and 4pm on Sunday.

Tickets are available online or on the door.

People who have … Read More

Due to the demand for tickets, we have opened the Box Office early at the Cathedral.

So, as well as still being able to buy tickets online, you can now visit us tomorrow between 10am and 5pm and all the regular opening hours of the festival from Thursday onwards.

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Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival had a surprise visitor to Day 1 of the preparations of the event which opens to the public on Thursday 23rd June.

Patrick Grant, fashion designer and judge on the Great British Sewing Bee, took time time out of his busy schedule to call in at the … Read More

Preparations have begun for Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival which opens to the public on Thursday 23rd June 2016. All the furniture has been removed from the Cathedral to create a massive open space for the spectacular installations that will fill the whole building. Preparations continue up to and including Wednesday 22nd … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival which runs from 23rd – 26th June 2016 is set to be the first major Cathedral Event that has put recycling at the top of its preparations.

Cathedrals from around the UK have a grand tradition of hosting spectacular Flower Festivals and this is the first time … Read More

Local school Westholme have become the latest organisation to support the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival by becoming sponsors for the Secret Garden event on Friday 24 June.

The local independent school is sponsoring the jazz music at the event which brings the talented New Orleans and Blues style band Tipitina to the … Read More

A FREE Park and Ride service has been organised for visitors of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival.

The service, which provides free transport right into the festival arena, will run every half hour between 9.30am – 6.30pm from Ewood Park and Cathedral Square on Saturday, 25th June.

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Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival will launch with a spectacular Preview event on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and Nigel Howarth from Northcote will launch the evening amongst the spectacular displays.

The group behind the Michelin starred restaurant Northcote will launch Café Northcote at Blackburn Cathedral on 8th June 2016 and will also … Read More

Visitors can enjoy an evening of jazz, cocktails and atmospheric lighting at Blackburn Cathedral as part of a major UK Flower Festival.

Organisers of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival will be hosting a ‘Secret Garden’ event on June 24, which will be headlined by New Orleans style jazz and blues band … Read More

The Friends of Blackburn Cathedral have announced BMI Healthcare as sponsors of the Flower Festival Celebration Dinner, one of the special events taking place as part of the Festival in June.

BMI Healthcare, who operate The Beardwood Hospital on Preston New Road in Blackburn are supporting the Black Tie Dinner, which … Read More

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is coming to the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival on Saturday 25th June 2016 as our celebrity guest, when she will be touring the festival in the morning.

In the afternoon, Nadiya, will be signing copies of her new book in our “Tea Tent” on … Read More

We are excited to announce Tipitina for our Secret Garden Event on Friday 24 June 2016 at 7:30pm
Celebrated by The Guardian, Jazz Journal and BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones, New Orleans jazz and blues band Tipitina bring youthful energy, polished musicianship, originality & a tremendous live show … Read More

Organisers of a landmark festival in Blackburn are hoping the event will prove a big boost to the local economy.

The team behind Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival, which takes place 23 – 26 June 2016, say that ticket sales are already exceeding expectations and that people are travelling from across the … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has announced Blackburn Market has joined as a sponsor of the landmark event in 2016.

Blackburn Market, which is based at the heart of the Town Centre, has a rich history and the original markets were held in the grounds of the original parish church, the site … Read More

The dynamic and contemporary solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini has been announced to feature in a spectacular concert at the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival.

The group which won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble Prize in 2005 will bring their unique style to the concert on 25th June 2016 which will be hosted … Read More

The organisers of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival in Blackburn have announced a new partnership with Eric Wright Group for the 2016 event.

Eric Wright Group, who recently completed the first phase of a new 200,000 sq ft mixed-use commercial quarter in the heart of Blackburn, have sponsored the forthcoming festival … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has announced a new sponsor for the four-day floral festival set to take place next summer.

High Level Maintenance Limited will support the event which promises spectacular flower displays at Blackburn Cathedral from Thursday, 23 June to Sunday, 26 June 2016.

The specialist steeplejack firm are renowned for … Read More

The HEADLINE sponsor has been announced for the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival which will see Lancashire’s Cathedral spring into bloom this summer.

Award-winning garden centre and one of the county’s premier retail destinations, Barton Grange, will be the lead sponsor for the festival to be held 23rd – 26th June 2016.

Thousands … Read More

Organisers of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival have announced BBC Radio Lancashire as official media partners for the 2016 event.
The BBC radio station, which broadcasts to the whole of the county, will be featuring some of the key people involved in the Festival over the coming … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has announced a major new sponsor for the 2016 event. John Turner Construction Group has pledged its support to this major NorthWest celebration of the completion of the new Cathedral Quarter.
John Turner is currently nearing completion of the prestigious Blackburn Cathedral Clergy … Read More

An award winning artistic director has been announced as the main designer for the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival in 2016.

Bill Dixon, began his working life as an interior designer and discovered the joy of flower arranging in the early 1990’s, which he felt was a natural extension of his creative … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival has announced a new sponsor for the key event for the North West in 2016.
Cope Engineering are supporting the festival by providing logistical support and storage facilities in the run up to the event in June 2016. Cope Engineering, based in Radcliffe, … Read More

A restored Chrysler New Yorker was the star from Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival at the recent Blackburn Heritage Festival.

The vehicle was originally discovered in a French farmyard in a dilapidated state still on its original USA registration plates. The family of owners Lowri and Tony Cope, saw the potential … Read More

Blackburn Cathedral  recently welcomed Lady Shuttleworth to officially launch the 2016 Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival.

Lady Shuttleworth, the patron of the festival, met with organisers of the event and saw the full plans for this landmark festival for Lancashire. The festival, which is expected to attract thousands of people from across … Read More

This transformation of Blackburn Cathedral Quarter across the 17 hectare site is set to create a special meeting place and gateway to the town providing a unique and characterful place in the heart of Blackburn.

This regeneration will provide new public and private open spaces in and around the Cathedral and … Read More

Advance ticket sales have now been released for the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival 2016.

Daily tickets are available at a special pre-order reduced rate of £8 per person (Offer ends 31st May 2016) with accompanied children at just £3 each. There is also an alternative for an “Unlimited Festival Pass”, which … Read More