Festival of Flowers to return to Cowbridge this August

Cowbridge will look blooming lovely this August as the Vale of Glamorgan Council hosts the return of its Festival of Flowers.

With the aim of helping its high streets ‘bloom’ back to life following the COVID19 pandemic, the event is being held in a bid to drive footfall into the town.

The festival will allow traders to showcase their floral offerings during the month, including floral fashion and gifts, floral cocktails and food, and floral inspired beauty treatments.

Flower installations using locally grown flowers will be created along the high street by Rhian Rees of Wild & Fabulous Flowers, while floral window displays will be created by high street traders and window artist Claire Williams of Huxley and Mabel.

A Flower Fairy Trail for children will take place in the Old Hall Gardens and various flower themed workshops are scheduled throughout the month. Bont Gin will be creating a flower infused gin specifically for the festival and hosting a Flower Crown & Cocktail workshop in conjunction with florists Florrie & Jo where attendees can create and sample a bespoke cocktail containing this unique gin.

High street florist Bryan Bird of The Bay Tree is hosting a Summer Flower Workshop and local florist Rhian Rees is hosting a Summer Table Flower Arrangement Workshop at the Hare & Hounds Bakery.

The Festival will culminate on the bank holiday weekend, where on Saturday 27th August acts including the Flower Pot People, The Flowerfuls and a Flower Fairy will entertain visitors to the town, while a String Quartet will perform in the Physic Garden.

Nia Hollins, Principal Tourism and Marketing Officer at Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “We’re delighted to host the Festival of Flowers once again in Cowbridge this year and we’re grateful for the support of the local florists, traders, the Chamber of Trade and Town Council who have got behind this event.

“The Festival aims to encourage residents and visitors to visit and explore what Cowbridge has to offer and to give our local traders a boost after a tough couple of years.

“The workshops and acts planned for the month are shaping up to be excellent and we’re excited to see Cowbridge in full bloom.”

The event, which is funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, will take place in Cowbridge from August 1st until 31st.

To book workshops, please visit the following links:

Summer Table Flower Arrangement Workshop – Hare & Hounds Bakery – 15th August


Summer Flower Workshop – The Bay Tree – 25th August


Flower Crown & Cocktail Workshop – Bont Gin – 31st August