Now in its sixteenth year, the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers has been described by the Church Times as the ‘gold standard' in flower festivals. The theme for 2010 is ‘Poetry in Paradise', and more than 200 flower arrangers, using 45,000 flowers will interpret fifty poems within the Cathedral.

This year, for the first time, Pallant House Gallery and the Oxmarket Centre of Arts are also opening their doors to celebrate all things floral.

Visitors to Pallant House Gallery will be greeted with a trail of symbols throughout the Galleries highlighting artworks inspired by flowers including Christopher Wood's 'Lemons in a Blue Basket' and and Ivon Hitchen's 'Flowers' as well as other key pieces from the Gallery's unrivalled collections of modern British art.

Admission to Chichester Festival of Flower ticket holders will be just £2. To claim your discount, please show your Flower Festival sticker at reception each day on the 3rd, 4th and 5th June.

The Oxmarket Centre of Arts will display ‘Floral Diversity', an exhibition by artists from the community including participants from the Hans Feibusch Club at Pallant House Gallery, as well as paintings, photographs, glassware and ceramics by local artists on a floral theme.