JamJar Flowers‘ botanical creation at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a spectacular floral installation adorning the Bull Ring Gate entrance.
And I was thrilled to be commissioned to photograph it for JamJar founder Melissa Richardson and her team, who are pictured below. From left to right are the three conspirators behind the beautiful design … Daisy Garnett, Talena Rolfe and Melissa Richardson.
Featuring late summer flowers and plants, intricate insect sculptures by Leila Watts and hand-crafted bug hotels, the installation highlights the importance of pollinators.
JamJar is supported by Thyme in Gloucestershire. I had the pleasure of staying at this magical country house hotel earlier in the year. And I’ll put links to the blog posts below. Visiting the ancient water meadows at Thyme, home to many pollinators, inspired Melissa to base the design on this wonderful example of a thriving ecosystem in action.
Melissa’s aim was to create something eye-catching and fun, which might inspire visitors to create their own pollinator-friendly patch. And I’m sure you’ll agree that the installation has absolutely nailed the brief.
- JamJar Flowers
- Talena Rolfe
- Daisy Garnett
- Leila Watts
- The Nature of Thyme Exhibition at Thyme
- The Cutting Garden at Thyme
- Flower Pressing Workshop with JamJar at Thyme
P.S. Head over to this Reel on Instagram if you’d like to see a short video of the installation. And here’s a link to a recent podcast interview with Melissa.
(Images: Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)