What’s on 2023

As well as over 20 open gardens in 2023, the Flower Festival offers many other attractions and forms of entertainment for your enjoyment.


Historic cars and automobilia         Barn Hall, Rideaway

Historic model ships                          1 Barnfield, Common Lane

Historic Motorcycles                          The Dingle, High Street

Modern GT Race Cars                        1 Braefield, Common Lane

Hemingfords’ Local History Society  Riverside House, 32 Common Lane

Thatcher                                                        Thatched Cottage, 29 Common Lane

 Spinner, weaver (Sat), lacemaker (Sun)  Cherry Trees, Church Lane


Arts and Crafts market                         Front lawn of the Manor House, Church Lane

Plants                                                           The Rectory, 6 Common Lane

Second-hand books                                Riverside House, 32 Common Lane


Morris Dancers in front of the Axe and Compass Public House;

Peterborough Morris (Sat)     on the hour from noon until 4pm

Fenstanton Morris (Sun)         At 1pm and at 2pm

Somersham Town Band (Sat) The Old Rectory Garden  2.30pm – 4.30pm

Huntingdonshire Concert Band (Sun)  The Old Rectory Garden  2.30pm – 4.30pm

River Trips    From Riverside, Church Lane   St Ives Electric Boat company  11am – 5.30pm, on the hour and half hour.  Adults £6, children £4


Tea, coffee, bacon baps in front of the Village Hall  9.30am – 12pm

Cherry Trees, Church Lane   Coffee 11am –  1pm

Axe & Compass – Hog Roast from noon, and lunch menu choices

Cream teas, coffees and filled rolls available in some gardens (see map)

  • Thatched Cottage 29 Common Lane.          Coffee, Rolls, Teas 10.30am – 6pm
  • Old Rectory   Rolls, Teas 1pm – 4.30pm
  • Riverside House, 32 Common Lane  Coffee,  Teas    12 – 6pm
  • 30 Common Lane Coffee, Rolls, Teas 12pm – 6pm

Afternoon teas in Village Hall 3pm – 6pm, prepared by the Women’s Institute

Ice-cream – opposite the Village Hall

Picnic area – playing field back of Village Hall


Floral arrangements by the Flower Guild, which this year will interpret the theme “The Light of the World”

Organ and Harp playing throughout the day

Saturday – 6.30pm Tapestry Choral Group Concert “I am the Light of the World”

8pm Compline (brief plainsong service)


Sunday – 5.30pm Peal of Church bells (St Margaret’s Ringers)

6.30pm Festival Evensong

Sermon delivered by Revd. Ally Barratt, Dean of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.