An award-winning year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Real Flowers on the Radio
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show started with our founder and flower farmer, Rosebie Morton, being interviewed by Chris Evans for BBC Radio 2. “The importance of buying locally grown English and Fairtrade flowers was talked about more than ever at Chelsea this year,” says Hana, our event designer. “People really want to know where their flowers have come from and that they have been responsibly grown. It’s always so wonderful to introduce people to the scented roses, sweet peas, English wildflowers and herbs from our farms.”
Awarded Five Stars
We’re so proud of Hana and Becky, our lead florist, for creating our beautiful stand. We also have to thank Darren for his fantastic construction skills. It was brilliant to have their hard work recognised by winning the highly coveted, highest commendation of five gold stars from the RHS Chelsea judges. “It’s always impossible to get a feel for how well you’ve done at the time because the judges don’t give anything away,” says Hana. “But we are absolutely over the moon to have been given five stars. It’s a real career highlight for me.”
Stop and Smell the Roses
All the early mornings and late nights of hard work seemed worthwhile when we watched people stopping to smell our roses. We were told time and time again that people could not believe they were real. “People often seemed to think that the actual flowers were silk rather than real because they are so used to tight-budded Dutch supermarket roses,” says Hana. Many of the passers-by instantly chose their own favourite – from Margaret Merril with her classic scent and elegant white blooms to the vibrant fuchsia tones and heady aroma of David Austin’s Kate.
Missed Chelsea? Don’t Miss Out
Now is also the last chance to shop our hugely popular Chelsea Bouquet collection. Which will you choose as your best-in- show?
Real Flowers in London
You can see our real flowers in our newly opened flower shop on Cale Street, Chelsea Green. It’s a short walk from South Kensington or Kings Road. From the shop, we can now offer same-day London delivery if you call us on 020 7349 8638.