And I’m delighted to be giving away three pairs of tickets to the show which is on from Wednesday, 16th May until Saturday, 19th May.
If you’re looking for floristry inspiration or ideas for your garden, the Spirit of Summer Fair is the perfect place to visit.
Here are details about the floral and garden related workshops and talks which are taking place:
Summer Lifestyle Workshops
Each day at 12.30pm, florist Wendy Black and her team from The Dorchester will be hosting an interactive workshop on how to create a Jubilee Bouquet, for participants to then take away.
Celebratory flowers such as irises, narcissi, hyacinths and callas lilies will be used, sponsored by The Flower Council of Holland, together with stephanotis, a flower originally used in the Queen’s Coronation bouquet.
Laurent-Perrier Rose Celebration with Roja Dove
Roja, who is a world renowned perfumer and the world’s leading fragrance ambassador, will lead a rose-themed workshop. Enjoy champagne tasting as well as discovering some scented secrets.
Laurent-Perrier Rose Celebration with Ercole Moroni
On Friday and Saturday at 2.30pm, florist Ercole Moroni will be hosting an inspirational rose workshop…a multi-sensory experience of flowers, food and champagne tasting. You’ll learn how the elements work together and how they influence our lives.
Interiors & Garden Theatre
Jo Malone London
Every day at 1.15pm, join Debbie Wild, Lifestyle Director at Jo Malone London to discover how to style your home with scent.
On Wednesday at 3.15pm, join award-winning designer Amanda Patton to learn about the factors designers use when putting a planting scheme together…from creating atmosphere, using colour, texture and a little bit of psychology to why some plants are difficult to place.
On Thursday at 3.15pm, garden designer and teacher Andrew Wilson shares his thoughts on the use and exploitation of colour in the garden.
On Friday at 3.15pm, you’ll discover how designers recognise the value of an existing garden, highlighting the positive features while creating a new design within these boundaries, with garden designer Nigel Philips.
On Saturday at 3.15pm, topiary is back in fashion. John Wyer looks at different ways to incorporate these evergreen art forms into your own garden.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, simply leave a comment below telling me the name of your favourite flower.
The competition is for UK residents and one entry per household only. It’s open until midnight on Monday, 14th May.
I’ll put all the names in a hat and choose three winners, who’ll be notified by email on Tuesday 15th May. Their tickets will be available on arrival at the fair in the Press Office.
(Images : Spirit of Summer Fair)