Real Flowers at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
“We wanted everyone walking through our floral display at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show to be enveloped by the glorious aromas of roses, scented geraniums and English herbs – just as if they were arriving at our sustainable Hampshire farm,” says our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton.
The team spent an exhausting two days setting up our stand at The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show – and many more weeks beforehand getting everything organised. Taking centre stage were arches of scented roses, seasonal flowers and herbs from our sustainable English flower farm, including Honeysuckle, Cornflowers, Nigella, Achillia, Honesty, Sweet Pea trails, Mint, Scented Geranium, Hazel and Rubis. The arches were carefully constructed without using any floral foam, which was replaced by moss.
Back by popular demand was our rose scent bar. People walking past the stand often think we’ve sprayed perfume or that the roses can’t be real, so they delight in discovering how different each variety of rose actually smells. Peony Pink was described as having a sweet scent similar to marzipan or sherbet, Yves Piaget was compared to aniseed and Cream Piaget was described as having a lychee note. If you are interested in scent, you can find out what happened when acclaimed perfume designer Azzi Glasser smelled some of our favourite roses here.
Once again our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton took to the stage at the Festival of Roses theatre to talk to a full house. Rosebie presented her guide to roses, in which she covered the best roses to grow, how to grow them and what to plant alongside them. You can find out more about what Rosebie recommends to grow here. If you are interested in taking your knowledge to the next level, why not join Rosebie for an unforgettably inspiring day on our farm? You can find out more about Rosebie’s courses here.
The 2018 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show runs until Sunday 8 July. If you are visiting the show, do stop by and smell our roses. You can find us at stand FR560, in the Festival of Roses tent next to David Austin.