Over the festival weekend, come and admire the colourful spectacle of our Field of Colour installation. This will be created from thousands of flowers made and decorated from recycled bottles, by many schools and community groups in the weeks leading up the festival. 

Thank you to everyone involved so far:

  • 1st Bretton Rainbows
  • 1st Folksworth Brownies
  • 1st Folksworth Rainbows
  • 1st Orton Wistow Brownies
  • 2nd Gunthorpe Brownies
  • 2nd Longthorpe Brownies
  • 2nd Nene Valley Brownies
  • 2nd Orton Wistow Rainbows
  • 6th Bretton Brownies
  • 8th Longthorpe Scouts
  • Age UK
  • Bharat Hindu Samaj
  • Broadleigh Care Home
  • Cromwell Community College Primary Phase
  • Edith Weston Academy
  • Families First Peterborough
  • Ferry Meadows
  • Hampton Brownies
  • Hampton College Primary
  • Hampton Grove Care Home
  • Heltwate School
  • Herlington Preschool
  • Jailbirds, HMP Women’s Prison 
  • Lavender House Care Home
  • Longueville Court Care Home
  • Nene & Ramnoth School
  • Nene Park Nature Tots
  • Nene Park Trust
  • Nene Park Wild Home Educators
  • Nene Valley Primary School
  • Nexus Fostering
  • Old Fletton Primary School
  • Ormiston Meadows Academy
  • Orton Malborne Girl Guides
  • Orton Makers & Peterborough Presents
  • Orton Wistow Primary School
  • PARCA, Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association
  • Park House Care Home
  • Peterborough City Rowing Club
  • Peterborough College, Level 1 Art and Design Learners
  • Queensgate Peterborough
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
  • St Botolph's Church Community
  • St Botolph's Church of England Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
  • Stamford and Bourne District Scouts at Stamcamp 23
  • Stars and Sparkles Day Nursery
  • The Kite Trust Peterborough
  • Ukrainian Community, Peterborough
  • Vikki's House Childminder
  • West Town Primary Academy
  • Woodston Primary School

Step by step guide to making flowers from recycled bottles

You will need:

  • 1 recycled plastic bottle (2 litre) and the bottle top
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush

Step 1:

Gather your materials.

Step 2:

Cut the top off the plastic bottle by cutting in a straight line along the ridge right above where the label would be. Cutting along the ridge will allow you to cut in a straight line!


Step 3:

Make the Petals by cutting 5 equally spaced lines towards the top. The cuts should be approximately 3.5-4cm in length.

Step 4:

  • Create the petal shape and form.
  • Cut curved edges between each vertical cut that was made in step 3.


  • Pull the petals back towards the bottle cap.


Step 5: 

Paint your flowers.


  • Use your designated colour to paint your flowers with acrylic paint. Try making your paint lighter or darker to give the petal definition.
  • Allow the paint to dry and paint a second coat.