Our reports from the Over Haddon Well Dressing events

Over Haddon Well Dressing volunteers take part in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 

Work started early in Over Haddon among the village’s Well Dressing volunteers – as they participate in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

This year, the village’s Well Dressing committee has not just been preparing for proceedings in Over Haddon but also worked on a special design for the prestigious event at Chatsworth, which was held between June 5 and June 9. A total of 23 volunteers worked on the project, with many also giving up their spare time to man the display at the show and speak to visitors all about Well Dressing and how the design was put together.

Work on the Over Haddon Well Dressing event will start later this month, with the village’s own spectacular running from June 22 to June 29.

Below are some pictures of the preparations for the display for Chatsworth, entitled The Five Senses:

Preparing the well dressing

A sneak preview of the design

Volunteers hard at work doing the pedalling







Here are photos from the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show itself:

The event ran for five days

There was some sunshine at the show

Well Dressing volunteers at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show








Our report from the 2018 Over Haddon Well Dressing event

It was a busy June 2018 for Over Haddon, as the village prepared for its annual Well Dressings event.

Preparations for well-dressing 2018.

Making the dressings took place between June 16 and 22, which meant, during this time, two garages in Main Street became the centre of activity for our event. “For one week only”, ladies, men and children spent many hours huddled over the Well Dressing boards.

The junior dressing was designed by Patrick, with an RAF theme. The main boards were designed by Tricia.

Visitors to the village were invited to stop and ask about the history of Well Dressings, inspect the designs, take lots of photos and even have a go at petalling! Donations could be made via the charity boxes available and monies collected from the boxes, sales of cards, books, plants, DVDs, teas and cakes over the Well Dressing week enables funds to be donated to several charities.

Once the creations were completed, they were put in place on the evening of Friday, June 22, ready for the Blessing of the Wells the following day.

These photos were taken during the unveiling:

The main well-dressing display

The junior well-dressing display