About 1,000 people attended the first Stonor Tulip and Spring Flower Festival. The event at Stonor
About 1,000 people attended the first Stonor Tulip and Spring Flower Festival. The event at Stonor Park was the first since the Hon William Stonor and his wife Ailsa took the helm from Lord and Lady Camoys. The manor house was filled with thousands of arrangements by local florists and students from the Berkshire College of Agriculture. There were demonstrations called Tulipomania by flower arranger Jonathan Moseley (pictured), co-host of the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge. His arrangements were raffled to raise money for Greenfingers, a charity which creates gardens at children’s hospices. Lady Ailsa said: “We’ve had some positive feedback. Jonathan Mosely was really entertaining as well as knowledgeable. People really enjoyed his demonstrations. We’re planning to run it next year and to make it bigger and better.” On May 29 Stonor Park will host an antique and vintage car boot fair.