We always know that Spring is on its’ way when we are asked to supply the flowers for ‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace. This year’s event showcases the way in which flower displays have changed over the past five centuries to tie in with the fact that the Palace is 500 years old this year.
It is such a pleasure working with Jane Rickard and the Surrey Area of NAFAS in supplying all the plant material required for the flower arrangers to create their arrangements in the stunning setting of this beautiful Palace.
Having met with all the flower arrangers, Jane Rickard, sends the orders into us which are then collated and sent to our suppliers. On receipt by us the flowers are then sorted into individual orders ready for transportation to Hampton Court Palace early in the morning. Once at the Palace the buckets are arranged into order of collection times ready for the arrival of the flower arrangers who are then able to prepare their flowers ready for staging day. This is a seamless process which we have perfected over many years of involvement in such events.
We have today received this lovely email from Jane Rickard which we are delighted to share with you –
Just to say thank you all so much for the beautiful flowers that you delivered yesterday to Hampton Court Palace for Florimania.
As usual the quality is excellent and everything was again, so well organised.
Some of your flower choices are just beautiful – the Blueberry and Capuccino roses are gorgeous.
Tomorrow we shall have the pleasure of arranging them all and I am confident that, as usual, they will stand up well for the weekend.
With many thanks to you all again – I so enjoy working with you.
In return, we would like to thank Jane, Surrey Area of NAFAS and all those involved with ‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace for entrusting us with their order and we look forward to working with them all again.
If you wish to visit ‘Florimania’ it takes place at Hampton Court Palace from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March and is an ideal Mother’s Day treat. Not only will you have the opportunity to see stunning flower displays but there will also be flower demonstrations plus the chance to visit the rest of the Palace and its beautiful grounds.
Below are some photographs taken during the flower sorting and then the handout at Hampton Court Palace