Bignor prepares for biennial event

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IN THE tiny hamlet of Bignor they are preparing for their unique biennial event and the arrival of some 4,000 visitors.

Centred on the medieval stone church and taking place on July 2 and 3 visitors are expected to flock for the celebration of the beauty of weeds and wild flowers.

Church warden Nick Symes said: “It gets more and more adventurous each time and this year visitors will see a totally bizarre transformation with the building almost obscured by banks of wild flowers, grasses, weeds, water trees and some quite special surprises.”

For the next two weeks designers will be working in the church using scaffolding, staging and loads of soil to create what is a unique experience never before seen in a church.

“For almost a year local villagers have been sowing wildflower seeds and potting up and nurturing weeds from their gardens including everything from ground elder to buttercups,” said Mr Symes.

All profits from the events are for the maintenance of Bignor church.

For more information visit www.bignorweed.org