Hampton Court ‘Florimania’ 2014 – Photographs

Sally was delighted to attend ‘Florimania’ 2014 at Hampton Court Palace yesterday. The beautifully sunny spring day made the visit to see the spectacular displays all the more enjoyable.

To view photographs of some of the designs created by members of the Surrey Area of NAFAS please follow this link to our Flower Festival page

This afternoon we were thrilled to receive this email from Jane Rickard –

Hello to you all

Just to say a big thank you for all the gorgeous flowers that you supplied for Florimania at Hampton Court Palace last week – they were fabulous

It is always a pleasure to work with you – you are so reliable and most efficient!  It was lovely to see you yesterday Sally and spend a bit of time with you.  

Love to you all


Hampton Court ‘Florimania’

Flowers in, sorted and handed out ……………..

Nursery Fresh are delighted to have, once again,  supplied the flowers for ‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace which is open to the public from Friday 28th March to Sunday 30th March. This year’s event which is inspired by the ‘Glorious Georges’ takes place in the King’s State Apartments of the Palace with all the arrangers from Surrey Area of NAFAS taking their inspiration from the Georgian ‘age of elegance’.

For further details of the event please click on this link

It has been our pleasure working with Jane Rickard  in the run up to the event and our thanks to Anthony Boulding and the Historic Royal Palaces for asking us to supply all the plant material.

The pictures below show the sorting and hand out of the flowers and we will post photographs of the arrangements next week


Spring Update

I am sure that the current warmer spell has given us all hope that Spring is just around the corner and we can all look forward to longer days with hopefully plenty of sunshine.

We were delighted to supply the flowers for another Ship’s homecoming in February. This time it was HMS Richmond who was returning home to Portsmouth from a 7 month deployment.  Sally and Clare are now getting used to early morning trips to the dockyard to meet the launch boat transferring the 60 bouquets and 20 single presentation roses which had been pre-ordered by members of the Ship’s Company to give to their loved ones on disembarkation.

The pictures below show the boxes of flowers waiting to be loaded onto the launch at 6.30 in the morning and the bouquets and roses with their appreciative presenters and recipients.

Our wedding section, Bridal Flowers Direct, sponsored the flowers for a Bridal Afternoon Tea held at Langrish House Hotel, near Petersfield in conjunction with Twirl Bridal Boutique, Petersfield

The Fifties inspired event saw Brides and accompanying family and friends being entertained to a ‘fashion show’ of wedding dresses whilst they enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea. Unlike traditional cat walk fashion shows, the models walked between the tables so that Brides could see the dresses and accessories close up. It was great fun to be involved in such an innovative event with such positive feedback from all those who attended.

A couple of weeks ago we held our first ‘tailor made’ workshop. Two of our customers had requested a workshop in which they would learn how to make bridal arrangements. Lead by our in house florist Rebecca Warwick the ladies made bouquets, buttonholes and corsages and as you can see from the photographs were pretty pleased with their achievements. If you would like a workshop designed to your own specifications do let us know.

Looking forward to the coming weeks we are to, once again, supply plant material for the annual Florimania event at Hampton Court Palace over Mothering Sunday weekend,  we are hosting another of our highly popular Bridal Flower Open Days on 5th April followed by a demonstration on Saturday 12th April entitled ‘Listening in Colour’ by NAFAS Area Demonstrator Gill Smaggasgale. Please visit our Events page or click on the following links to see full details of these events.

2014 Bridal Flower Open Days Flyer

Spring Events at Nursery Fresh