Today’s blog post features the Jane Packer Flowers stand at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Their design celebrates the show’s Silver Anniversary by reflecting the formal structure of the palace’s gardens and maze, through the creation of silver-grey Echeveria hedges, which enclose four key components: Topiary Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Vegetable Garden and Water Feature.
A skill passed down through generations of palace gardeners, silver grey eucalyptus has been grafted on to birch to create the number 25.
Cut Flower Garden
The proprietor has a passion for white blooms and loves the contrast between structural agapanthus and blousy hydrangea…and everything in between.
Runner beans, cauliflower, onions and aubergines are staples of the palace kitchen. And I love how flowers and foliage have been used so very inventively to recreate the vegetables!
No palace garden would be complete without a water feature. A fountain of cascading stems of various blooms flow into a cool clear pool.
The stand can be found in the Floral Design Studio, adjacent to the Festival of Roses Marquee. And, if you’re at the show today or tomorrow, the Jane Packer Team will be carrying out floristry demonstrations in the Festival of Roses Marquee on Friday afternoon at 3pm and Saturday morning at 11am. Details of all the floristry demonstrations at the show can be found here.
P.S. If you’d like to see some behind the scenes photos of the design being created, check out Jane Packer Flowers on Instagram.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)