Photos: City celebrates centuries-old floral festival
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Norwich has bloomed into colour this week thanks to the return of a centuries-old floral tradition.
While the weather has been somewhat more grey, garlands and floral displays have decorated shops and businesses as part of a flower festival which began over the first May bank holiday weekend.
Led by the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Norwich, it is inspired by the Florists' Feast, a tradition from almost 400 years ago which saw the city decorated with flowers.
People would enjoy feasts, entertainment and bought and sold plants.
The first of the events took place in the city 390 years ago, on May 3, 1631, but it proved so popular it became an annual event run by the Norwich Society of Florists.
Businesses have got into the spirit of the festival this week, including Waterstones on Castle Street and Cupcake and Co on Upper St Giles.