Lucy Vail Floristry’s incredible floral installation for British Flowers Week 2023 at the Garden Museum in London is called ‘Dawn’. Lucy said:
A celebration of Mother Earth and the rich variety of flowers found on British soil, our installation is inspired by the timeless beauty of nature.
For too long, UK florists have relied upon importing flowers grown oversees and we’d like this to change. Many are put off using British blooms because they believe that our growers cannot supply on a large scale, or because the flowers do not appear ‘perfect’. But the tireless efforts of UK growers should be rewarded by our support.
Home-grown blooms are all the more beautiful for their imperfectly wonky stems, their colours are richer, their scents stronger. It is their natural beauty that makes the flowers, and in turn our arrangements, truly special.
Our design celebrates nature by letting the flowers speak for themselves. A planted garden grows wildly at the base of our bespoke solid oak urn, climbing towards the top where an explosion of colourful British blooms erupts from the centre.
A circular metallic structure representing the earth frames the blooms but cannot contain them, symbolising the breaking of the stigma around British flowers and the dawn of a new future where florists look to homegrown, not flown, stems.
Look out this Sunday on my YouTube channel for a video featuring all the installations. And the meantime, scroll down to see lots more images of Lucy’s design.
You can visit the Garden Museum in London up to and including Monday, 12th June from 10am-5pm to see and walk through the installations.
P.S. Do also check out Sage’s gorgeous design.
(Images | Rona Wheeldon)