Festoon founder Charlotte Smithson has created a ‘stop-you-in-your-tracks’ floral installation at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Called ‘Come What May’, it’s a botanical suspension of individual stems of natural material.
Inspired by countryside hedgerows, hanging glass test tubes have been filled with decorative displays of seasonal flowers, seed-heads, foliage and meadow grasses, carefully curated into clusters. I was completely blown away by the design!
Isn’t it absolutely mesmerising?! If you’re going to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show tomorrow, the last day, do visit the Floristry area in the Great Pavilion. Adjacent to Jens Jakobsen, you’ll see the Festoon installation. And there you’ll also find ‘Ravished’ by Billy Loves Flowers and ‘Living Herbarium’ by Gail Smith.
P.S. If you’d like to find out more about Charlotte’s ethereal installation, there’s a wonderful newspaper article by Caroline Beck, ‘The Wonder of Hedgerow in a Test Tube‘.
(Images: Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)