Annual Attleborough rose festival ‘growing every year’

Visitors flocked to the fifth annual rose festival at Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough in June. ANL-150624-114921001
Visitors flocked to the fifth annual rose festival at Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough in June. ANL-150624-114921001

The organiser of an annual rose festival in Attleborough has praised its popularity, claiming the event is “growing every year”.

The fifth annual festival, held at Peter Beales Roses in London Road on Saturday and Sunday, gave people the opportunity to have guided tours around the two-acre rose garden, as well as see demonstrations on how the team put together award-winning stands at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Dad's Army star Ian Lavender plants a tree at the festival. ANL-150624-115008001

Dad's Army star Ian Lavender plants a tree at the festival. ANL-150624-115008001

On the final day, Ian Lavender, best known for his role as Pike in Dad’s Army, made a special appearance to judge a race between two Peter Beales teams to build a show stand in 15 minutes a feat that normally takes six days.

Becky Scott, who organised the event, said: “We are delighted with how the weekend went.

“It just keeps growing each year which is very exciting and having Ian Lavender this year as a special guest was fantastic.

“As well as putting on a rose festival each year, we are also currently in the process of planning more events for the future, which is very exciting.”

Visitors flocked to the fifth annual rose festival at Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough in June. ANL-150624-114949001

Visitors flocked to the fifth annual rose festival at Peter Beales Roses in Attleborough in June. ANL-150624-114949001

Also present at the festival were craft and charity stalls, and musical entertainment from the Bridgham and Harling band, Songbird Choir, and Dennis Baumber.

Across the weekend, more than £500 worth of donations were received, set to be donated to the Cavell Nurses Trust.

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