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York Minster gets new carpet made of grass

A belief in Christianity may transport you to pastures greener, but one gardener has taken holy mow-tivation to a whole new level. York Minster has had a new carpet fitted which is made from 1,500 square metres of real grass. The carpet, which has been laid in the nave of the building, is being prepared for the York Minster Rose Dinner that was take on evening June 8.

The guests was walking and dining on the real grass inside the Minster. The spectacular Nave, transformed into an Eden for the event, was play host for 900 people, all there to raise money for the York Minster Fund.

The live grass is called 'Wow! Grass!' and has been donated by local company Lindum which manufactures it. The product was first launched at last year's Chelsea Flower Show. The grass is grown in specially-adapted felt that is made from recycled British textiles, rather than soil. 

One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, York Minster's history stretches back to the 7th century. It has survived lightening and fires, most famously in 1984 when the South Transept caught fire ater being struck by lightning. Three hours of fire took nearly four years to repair. 

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