May 21, 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 | Trees of Life at London Gate Entrance by Kitten Grayson

Press Day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is such an incredible occasion and one I feel extremely fortunate to attend. That’s where I’ve been today and this week on Flowerona, I’ll be sharing with you a selection of the floristry related exhibits and installations.

It seems very apt to start with one of the entrances to the show, London Gate, which was decorated in such a stunning way by florist Kitten from Kitten Grayson Flowers. The installation, called ‘Trees of Life’ was supported by Porters Foliage at New Covent Garden Market, Majestic Trees and Hortus Loci.

As mentioned on Kitten’s Instagram account: ‘In celebration of the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan, we have created a story of their two worlds coming together with a bower of trees at the show’s London Gate entrance. A splendid English oak on one side for Harry and a beautiful strong Cedar on the other side for Megan, both with woodland flowers. Growing up each side of the gate, the two trees have roses and climbing jasmine growing towards each other to meet in the middle to create a canopy. Springbok horns made from birch branches and moss represent their love for Africa – a playful reminder of the country held dear to Harry and Meghan. All the plants and trees will be replanted in an incredible biodynamic farm/hotel just outside of London called Heckfield Place.’ 

If you’re going to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week and travel there via Sloane Square tube station, make sure to take a closer look at Kitten’s beautiful installation at the London Gate entrance.

It is, without doubt, one of my Chelsea Week highlights! You’ll notice from the photos that I was particularly drawn to the purple and white planting scheme on Harry’s side, which was brimming full of alliums, irises, lupins, delphiniums, foxgloves and acanthus.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)

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