Well Dressing

Well dressing is an ancient custom of unknown origin, which was adopted by the Christian Church as a way of giving thanks to God for His gift to us of water. The unique Derbyshire tradition of elaborate pictures made for the most part of individual flower petals pressed onto clay covered boards seems to date from Victorian times. There are many well dressings, often with associated flower arrangement displays and teas and coffees, to be enjoyed in this area, from May to September. The following link gives a calendar of dates and places.