Carly Rogers is the third florist taking part in this year’s British Flowers Week 2019 campaign and exhibiting at the Garden Museum in London. And she has created a 3D still life, full of wild British plants.
A Camberwell based florist and artist, Carly combines a passion for flowers and plants with contemporary art, sculpture and fashion. Recent projects include Mayfair Flower Show, London Design Week and Festival Flora 2019. And her work has been featured in Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Homes & Gardens and The Telegraph.
Carly has created a chunky curved planted path of wild flowers, grasses and foliage in a very wild and ultra naturalistic style. And her aim was for the installation to look as if it’s been literally cut out of the ground and left on the floor of the museum, complete with tarpaulin and lifting blocks.
When designing, she says: “My aim is always to create a quiet, subtle, beautiful space that people can relate and connect to and believe. I’m constantly inspired and fascinated by the plants I use. They’re all hand-picked and each plant is unique. I often say that I’m just ‘borrowing them’ as they are all gifted after a project.”
“I find imperfection beautiful and often more moving than perfection. So I like to show a garden in a realistic, almost vulnerable transient state. Brown leaves and fading blooms blending with green buds and fallen leaves. And I often add soil, leaves, twigs and plant debris add to the authenticity.”
If you’d like to see more of Carly’s work, simply head over to the Carly Rogers Flowers Instagram account.
(Images: Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)