A belief in Christianity may transport you to pastures greener, but one gardener has taken holy mow-tivation to a whole new level.

The Nave of York Minster has been covered in 1500 square metres of real grass in preparation for celebrations for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, the York Minster Rose Dinner.

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The Lord is my Shepherd? The Nave is mowed ready for the guests

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


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God's greenhouse? The grass transforms the Nave

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.