Photos courtesy of Pamela J Photography
Cathedral Festival of Flowers – The International Year
Sponsored in part by the San Francisco Flower Mart
October 1 - 4, 2009 • The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street • San Francisco, CA 94109 • Get directions »
Cathedral Festival of Flowers was founded in 2007. In 2009, Cathedral Festival of Flowers - The International Year will welcome some of the most renowned floral artists from the Bay Area alongside special guest designers from the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arranging Societies, the National Association of Floral Arrangement Societies of England, and the Association of Irish Flower Arrangers.
Flowers have been used throughout the decades to decorate and enhance the beauty of this architectural wonder atop Cathedral Hill. Floral designers and arrangers from throughout the Bay Area and abroad are coming together for this event to create a breathtaking feast of color and scent.
The array of magnificent displays reflect both the splendor of the great bronzes by Italian sculptors, Enrico Manfrini and Mario Rudelli, and the great soaring nineteen story interior. The floral offerings add to the peace and simplicity of the entire worship space. A kaleidoscope of colors meets visitors from the first moment that they enter the great Cathedral doors until they leave.