August in Brecon brings the Jazz Festival and once again it will be accompanied by the Flower Festival at The Plough Chapel in Lion Street. After a break for the Covid pandemic there will again be a chance to see the varied floral displays set around the Grade II-listed building.
The flower arrangers this year have been given a theme entirely appropriate for the Brecon Beacons area. They will be arranging their displays around the theme of ‘Farming Life’.
Visitors are encouraged to come and see the flowers and the Victorian chapel interior. It has been described as one of the most beautiful nonconformist chapels in Wales. The flower festival will run between 10am and 5pm on Friday 12 August and Saturday 13 August. There will be a service on the Sunday at 11am and the flowers will still be on show at that time.
There will be organ recitals during the Flower Festival as well as refreshments. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cakes will be served over the two days and there will be a bookstall selling second-hand books as well as a raffle.
The chapel was first founded in 1699 on the very same site which it shared with a public house called The Plough and it has kept the name ever since. The present chapel was extensively redeveloped towards the end of the 19th century and that is when the magnificent carved woodwork was created by local craftsmen for the chapel interior.
It will be a great opportunity to see the floral crafts in the historic setting of a chapel built by Victorian craftsmen.
So please everyone, come along, the Chapel is so looking forward to welcoming you to the Flower Festival again.