RHS Tatton’s first class florals

The spiritual home of sustainable, seasonal floristry, The Flower School showcases beautiful flowers, many of them British, together with foam-free floral design

Bloom & Gorgeous and Studio Flore: Rewilding

Florists: Sarah Flynn & Molly McGoff

Using meadow and cottage-garden flowers and foliage from local flower farmers and small-scale cut-flower growers – this installation is a play on the concept of rewilding, and letting nature take hold to create a more natural and ecological approach to floristry. 

Orchis Floral Design: Soundwave

Florist: Emma McGeehan

This immersive multisensory installation sees flowers take the shape of a 2m-high soundwave, as if floating in the air. Organically made and covered with seasonal British flowers, the exhibit also appeals to sight and scent, with fragrant flowers graded by colour, from calming blue to shades of purples then pinks.

Fierceblooms: Senes and Sustainability

Florist: Kathryn Cronin
Sponsor: Proctor’s Nursery

Inspired by Jane Austen’s novel, which compares two different decision-making approaches, Sense and
Sustainability seeks to elicit both a practical and an emotional response. 

Chloe Robinson Designs: A journey through the senses

Designer: Chloe Robinson

This part-hanging abstract organic arrangement encompasses all five of the senses. With ‘sight’ represented by the overall vision of the piece, ‘smell’ is the British flowers, such as lavender, sweet peas and roses. ‘Taste’ introduces artfully styled seasonal vegetables. Tactile flowers and foliage are included for ‘touch’, while a small speaker plays audio for ‘sound’.

Norris Floristry: Making sense

Designer: Anja Norris

In a world of sensory overload, this installation stimulates the senses slowly and deliberately. An old wooden door stands ajar and on one side, a beautiful overgrown meadow, full of texture and movement, frames a winding path.

Beth Straw: Market flowers

Florist: Beth Straw

Capturing the energy of a market in a way that feels both theatrical and nostalgic, the designer has placed a vintage wooden cart and apple crates at the centre of her floral installation. Both are filled with an array of British flowers and foliage, with an emphasis on scented stems such as phlox, sweet peas, honeysuckle and roses.

YunHui Luk, Ethan Fincham and Dawid Dycha: Coral-Scape

Designers: YunHui Luk, Ethan Fincham & Dawid Dycha

This installation represents a microcosm of a wild coral reef using vibrant succulents and colourful broad-leaf plants to mimic the form, function, colour and texture of an exotic underwater landscape. 

Flowers from the Garden: Away With the Fairies

Designers: Alison Hayes

Visitors can enter this magical woodland space to have their photo taken with the fairies. Scented bouquets and urn arrangements add to a composition of naturalistic flowers such as Ammi, foxgloves, cornflowers and scabious, as well as branches, lichen, foliage and a dried flower crown.

Plantology Floral Creations: Otherworldly

Designers: Jill Winton

Inspired by the wild Scottish Highlands, this is a vision of an apocalyptic or prehistoric landscape. The flowers and plants have been chosen for their beauty, mystery, energy and sense of movement.

Stacey Hartley Florals: A Sense of Change

Designer: Stacey Hartley

This installation celebrates our many forms and stages, including the moments of change we often fear. A play on the cycle of our lives and the changes we encounter along the way, the exhibit highlights how, when we deploy the combined might of our senses, we can rise to any challenge, adapt and find a way to bloom.

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