Real Grass Covers York Minster Cathedral
The largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe needs to mow their lawn – inside the church, not out!
What a crazy sight to see! Actual lawnmowers are mowing the cathedral’s lush green real grass.
Your eyes are not deceiving you; inside the arches of the York Minster Cathedral, that’s exactly what’s going on.Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and as part of the year-long Diamond Jubilee’s list of events, the York Minster hosted a dinner to outshine any dinner in the past 60 years on the lawn of the cathedral.
Included in the long list of festivities marking this glorious royal occasion was the 900-person “York Minster Rose Dinner” fundraising dinner. The event helped to raise money for the very cathedral in which the dinner took place.
To spruce up the joint, the 14th century cathedral’s central area was transformed into a grassy backyard featuring 16,000 square feet of real fresh grass.This is a welcomed surprise in light of the Minster’s troubled past. This cathedral has seen its share of lightning and fires; reportedly, the most famous fire took place 28 years ago when a fire broke out during a lightening storm, taking firefighters three hours to control the flames and nearly four years to repair the damage.
As green as the grass may be on this side of the cathedral, the grass being grown throughout is grown from materials from recycled British textiles and is said to be easy to roll out and, more importantly, easy to roll up.