I’m thrilled to share with you images of the beautiful installations celebrating British Flowers Week 2018. Organised by New Covent Garden Market, the week is marked by six specially commissioned floral designs from some of the country’s most eminent florists. And you can see them in person as the designs are on display to the public at the newly-restored Garden Museum in London until Sunday.
Just back from a week in Portugal and so looking forward to British Flowers Week, which begins today!
Started by the Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market in 2013, it’s a week long celebration of the wealth and variety of British cut flowers and foliage. To mark the occasion and new for this year, six florists will be creating floral designs to go on display to the public at the newly refurbished Garden Museum in London. And special guest judges will choose a winning design to be announced later this week.
The six florists, chosen from a hotly contested competition are:
Taking inspiration from British heritage markets including the original Floral Hall at Covent Garden Piazza and Borough Market, the design by Sallis Chandler featured more British flowers and plants than ever before. Homegrown stocks, hydrangeas and tulips were on display as cut flowers, together with Phalaenopsis orchid plants.
I hope you’ve been enjoying my RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 posts. After the UK Bank Holiday weekend when I took some (much-needed!) time off work, I’m back in the office and there’s still content from the show that I’d love to share with you, starting off with…
The RHS Future Florists Competition, previously know as RHS Floristry College of the Year Competition, continues to seek out and reward the very best students from floristry schools and recognised colleges across the UK. And with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show opening only three days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the brief this year was to create a floral arch for a spring wedding.