Looking through the same arch from the other direction you can just make out Bishop Hooper's memorial statue.
This was the first display to catch my eye on entering the Cathedral and I believe it was made by pupils of the Diocesan schools. It was beautiful and quite large.
A very traditional and striking arrangement surrounding a group of old photographs of local dignitaries.
I loved this very natural looking little garden created by a local nursery. It looks as if everything is just growing out of the floor.
I like the deep colours of this swag which decorates the plaque commemorating the life and work of local composer Ivor Gurney who had also been a Cathedral chorister.
One of my 'can't resist' photos. I am fascinated by these ancient battle colours which are so tattered they are almost like net in places.
This arrangement complete with little coracle, represents the Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetlands and is one of my favourite exhibits. I love the inclusion of the water birds.
Tucked in a rather dark alcove was this wild and natural arrangement representing the Forest of Dean.
This represents the Dymock poets who used to stay in the village of Dymock - mostly between the two world wars I believe. Dymock is famous for it's Daffodil Trail in the spring, when the fields and roadsides are brightened with drifts of the little wild daffodils.
If I was clever, I would know how to post these two pics side by side to create a whole.
But sadly I am not, so you will have to manage with two halves.
My eye was caught by this rather lovely modern stained glass window - nothing to do with floral arrangements but too good to leave out.
This colour wheel arrangement round the font was stunning - you can just catch sight of blue flowers on the left of the pedestal as the colours continue to change. Members of the Mothers Union created these arrangements.
The font itself is rather splendid. It is made of lead, Norman and dates from about 1130.
The Festival was a marvellous event and brought many visitors to the Cathedral. It is sad to think that all these beautiful floral decorations will have been taken away by Sunday, but thousands of photographs will have been taken to record it all.