More than 10,000 people attended Chichester Cathedral's Festival of Flowers.

There were 60 floral displays on show at the event, which ran from June 5 to June 8, including some arrangements put up in honour of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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The displays were created by florists, enthusiasts and groups from across Sussex and the event as a whole was designed by florist Hannah Howell of the Tawny Flower Studio.

Floral arrangements were put up for the 80th anniversary of D-Day (Image: Chichester Cathedral)

Sunday Times international best-selling author and Cicestrian Kate Mosse CBE was the patron of this year's festival.

She said: “Colour, imagination, skill, artistry, poetry in flowers, this year's Festival of Flowers exceeded all expectations. 

"The expressions on the faces of visitors, the lines queueing waiting to come in, the mixture of emotions, the sheer beauty on display, it was a magical four days.

The event was on from June 5 until June 8 (Image: Chichester Cathedral)

"A huge congratulations to everyone involved, from the designers and organisers to the committee, volunteers and sponsors. It was an honour to be part of it.”

Since it started over two decades ago, the festival has led to a rise in the number of visitors to the city.

Helen Marshall, chief executive of the Chichester Business Improvement District, said: “The Festival of Flowers is a highlight for our city, drawing visitors who contribute to the vibrancy of our local economy.

"This year, businesses like Winter's Moon and Albaray built upon the festival's charm with special window displays, reflecting the creativity and community spirit that make Chichester unique.

The floral displays wowed visitors (Image: Chichester Cathedral)

"It's wonderful to see the collaboration between the festival and our local enterprises, creating an unforgettable experience for all.”

After the festival, the flowers used were repurposed into new arrangements for charities, sold to raise further funds for the cathedral via a special "Big Flower Sell Off" event or donated to Confetti Club London which turns the remaining flowers into dried flower confetti which is sold for weddings, with profits donated to charity.

The festival was organised by the Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust.

Over the past 22 years, the event has raised over £1.2 million towards the cost of restoration work at the cathedral.