Forthcoming Events

As promised we are delighted to announce details of our forthcoming programme of events some or all of which we hope you will be able to attend.

We are delighted to have booked NAFAS Demonstrator Irene Hickson for our Christmas Demonstration and whilst Irene is playing her cards very close to her chest regarding the displays she will be creating “Festive Fantasy” is certainly an intriguing theme.

Tickets for Demonstrations we have held during the past year have sold out rapidly so do book up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our pre-Christmas workshops proved very popular and incredible fun last year so whatever your experience of Flower Arranging do try and attend one of these – if either of these dates are not suitable for you why not try and get a group of friends together and we can tailor make a workshop for you.

We look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks

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From Weddings to Type 45 Destroyers – Nursery Fresh’s flowers continue to delight

Apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks but our feet have hardly touched the ground during the Summer.

We have supplied flowers to a record number of Brides and Flower Arrangers this year both locally and nationally via our overnight courier service and are already taking bookings for 2014 and 2015. Judging by the Testimonials we have received, similar to this one, we certainly seem to be ‘getting it right’

 Hi Sally

Flowers arrived before 9am this morning – the hydrangeas in particular are stunning – so pleased!
Thank you! Carol

Yesterday we were delighted to supply the flowers for the commissioning ceremony in Portsmouth Dockyard of the Royal Navy’s newest destroyer HMS Duncan. Having previously supplied presentation bouquets for the homecomings of her sister ships HMS Dauntless & HMS Diamond it was a privilege to be involved in this special event.

We are currently in the process of finalising our Christmas Programme of events and will post the details on the website in the coming days but can already announce we are to hold another of our popular Bridal Flower Open Days on Saturday 23rd November (see Events page for full details or visit our dedicated Bridal Flower site www.bridalflowersdirect.com) for full details. If you know anyone who is planning a wedding in the coming months do please let them know.

Winchester Cathedral ‘Symphony of Flowers’

Winchester Cathedral opens it’s doors today to:

“The Cathedral Flower Festival of 2013”

Designed by Angela Turner, international floral designer, on behalf of the Wessex and Jersey area of NAFAS, this spectacular event will appeal to everyone.

Nursery Fresh Ltd, of Portsmouth, were honoured to have been appointed as flower supplier to The Symphony of Flowers and would like to congratulate Angela and her team on their amazing results.

The stunning visual impact, coupled with the fantastic fragrance filling this  beautiful building  is not to be missed and tickets can be purchased from the

Winchester Cathedral Box Office

The Very Reverend James Atwell, Dean of Winchester and the Winchester Cathedral Chapter, have very kindly given Nursery Fresh permission to publish a selection of  pictures from ‘The Symphony of Flowers’

Pictures of the supply and staging for ‘Symphony of Flowers can be seen ‘here’

Nursery Fresh would like to thank flower supplier Sjaak van der Vyver and Transport company NV Transport of Chichester, for their help and superb service, which helped towards the success of The Winchester Cathedral ‘Symphony of Flowers’

Our Pleasure and Privilege…..

We received, today, this lovely message from Valerie Davidson, the Leader and Designer of  ‘The NAFAS Chelsea 2013 Exhibit’, staged by SAFAS, the Scottish Area of NAFAS

“The SAFAS Chelsea Team 2013 were delighted with the service and quality of the flowers supplied by Nursery Fresh. They were commented on by the head judge and we feel that combined with the superb plant material contributed to us being awarded a Gold medal. Many thanks. Valerie Davidson team Leader/Designer”

Valerie Davidson and her Chelsea 2013 team

Valerie Davidson and her Chelsea 2013 team

GOLD at Chelsea Flower Show!!!!!!

The NAFAS ‘Chelsea 2013′ Exhibit


Staged by SAFAS – the Scottish Area of NAFAS

 ‘Far Below the Sea Blooms’

The Directors and Staff of Nursery Fresh Ltd were delighted to hear, this morning, that the NAFAS Chelsea 2013 exhibit, which was staged by SAFAS, the Scottish area of NAFAS, won a Gold Medal.

Congratulations to Valerie Davidson and her team and ‘thank you’ for putting your faith in our flowers and service.

We are looking forward to working with Angela Turner and the

Wessex and Jersey area of NAFAS at the

Winchester Cathedral ‘Symphony of Flowers’

which will be held between the 12th and 16th June and will be the most exciting Flower Festival of 2013

Nursery Fresh Director, John Waddington, with Valerie Davidson and her Gold Medal winning 'Chelsea 2013 Team'

Nursery Fresh Director, John Waddington, with Valerie Davidson and her Gold Medal Winning ‘Chelsea 2013 Team’

The NAFAS ‘Chelsea 2013’ Exhibit


Staged by SAFAS – the Scottish Area of NAFAS

 ‘Far Below the Sea Blooms’

John Waddington, the Sales and Marketing Director of Nursery Fresh Ltd, met Valerie Davidson, the ‘Chelsea 2013’  SAFAS team leader/designer and her team, at 7am this morning.

Sally Waddington, Clare Dridge and Rebecca Warwick, of Nursery Fresh, spent yesterday checking and sorting the flowers for this very special order, which Nursery Fresh were honoured to have been asked to supply.

John was able to drive the truck directly into Chelsea’s Grand Pavilion where Valerie and her team were ready and waiting to start work.

Thank you Valerie, for putting your trust in Nursery Fresh and “Good Luck” from us all

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Nursery Fresh are delighted to have been appointed as  the sole flower supplier to SAFAS (Scottish Area of NAFAS), who will be representing NAFAS at The Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

This is the third time that Nursery Fresh has been given the honour of supplying the NAFAS main display at Chelsea and in the last four years and have been thrilled to see their flowers help NAFAS achieve a  Silver Gilt and Gold medals.

Nursery Fresh wish Valerie Davidson and her team every success for 2013 and look forward to working with them.

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The Flower Festival of 2013……

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If you are planning to visit any Flower Festival this year, then Winchester Cathedral’s ‘Symphony of Flowers’ is the one.

Nursery Fresh have supplied the most successful Cathedral Flower Festivals all over the UK and are thrilled to be sole supplier to what will be ‘The Flower Event of 2013’

A stunning flower festival with contemporary and classic arrangements designed by Angela Turner, international floral designer, on behalf of the

Wessex and Jersey area of NAFAS.

A spectacular array of floral displays will fill the medieval building with colour and, outside in the Inner Close, there will be other horticultural displays, a market and a range of refreshment opportunities and other facilities.

Tickets: Adults £10, children under 16 £5, groups (15+) £8 and NAFAS members £8 available soon from the Cathedral Box Office.

Profits raised will help support the restoration of the Cathedral organ.

Group Visits
Groups are welcome, and special arrangements will be made for entry, coach parking and reception, along with specific catering opportunities to make a day of it. To register an interest in bringing a group please email Sarah Williams, our Visitor Services Manager or call her on 01962 857 225

Exhibitors
If you are interested in exhibiting in the retail marqee at this event please emailevents@winchester-cathedral.org.uk for more information and an application pack.

Demonstration – Saturday 20th April 2013

Nursery Fresh were delighted to welcome Flower Arrangers to a demonstration by Liz Pelley entitled ‘Church Wedding Flowers’ at their premises in Horndean on Saturday afternoon. The idea behind the theme of the demonstration was to show arrangers new and innovative arrangements using traditional flowers and working within the tight constraints of Church wedding budgets. Whilst creating several arrangements from pew ends to pedestals, Liz also passed on money saving tips and ideas all of which she has gained from her years of church flower arranging. All those who attended commented on how much they had enjoyed the demonstration and left feeling inspired to re-create some of the arrangements in their own churches. A big thank you to Liz and all those who attended.

 

Below is a selection of photos taken during the demonstration.

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