Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Flowers

Little did we know when we were asked to supply flowers to one of our customers in Stratford that her arrangement would appear in the national press as it was paraded through the streets of the city as part of the celebrations to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare last weekend.

We can supply flowers to virtually any location in mainland UK via our overnight courier service so if you need flowers for any occasion please do get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

Just a few pictures of the parade to share with you courtesy of Getty Images

 

HAMPTON COURT ‘FLORIMANIA’ 2016

It has, once again, been our pleasure to work with the Surrey Area of NAFAS in supplying the flowers for ‘Florimania’ 2016 which takes place at Hampton Court Palace this weekend.

During the weeks leading up to the event, we work with Jane Rickard of Surrey NAFAS in collating the orders which are then placed with our suppliers for delivery to us the day before they are delivered to Hampton Court. We then have a busy day sorting all the flowers into individual orders which are then transported to the Palace early in the morning, ready for distribution to the Flower Arrangers.

Below are just a few photographs taken during the delivery and distribution of the flowers and we hope to post some more of the finished displays in due course

 

Chidham Church Flower Festival

Yesterday morning we were delighted to welcome Nina Bates and her team of helpers from Chidham Church to sort the flowers for their Flower Festival. Over the past few weeks we have been working with Nina on her flower order which we then purchased directly from our suppliers in Holland. To save time on their set up day, it was decided that a small team would come over to our warehouse so they could sort the flowers into individual orders. We then delivered the flowers directly to the Church this morning.

The Flower Festival, entitled “Magna Carta – The Flowering of Democracy,” takes place at St Mary’s Church, Cot Lane, Chidham, West Sussex on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June from 10 a.m.  – 6 p.m. and on Sunday 21st June from 12.30 – 6 p.m. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

As you can see from the photographs below the ladies all had great fun sorting their flowers

Hampton Court ‘Florimania’ 2015

Sally was delighted to visit Hampton Court Palace on Saturday afternoon to view the exhibits created by the very talented members of Surrey Area of NAFAS for ‘Florimania 2015. All the arrangements were made using plant material supplied by Nursery Fresh with each one depicting a different era of flower arranging from the past five centuries. As you will see from the photographs below each one was stunning and it was a privilege to view such creative work. A big thank you to Hampton Court and all those involved.

Hampton Court ‘Florimania’ 2015

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 –

Hello Girls

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.

Love

Jane

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

 

Bosham Church Flower Festival Photographs

Sally and Clare were delighted to attend the Preview Evening for the Bosham Church Flower Festival which took place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Below are photographs of some of the wonderful arrangements which were inspired by sections of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Bosham Church Flower Festival

This morning we delivered the flowers ordered by Holy Trinity Church, Bosham for their Flower Festival which takes place from Friday 23rd – Monday 26th May. The Flower Festival which celebrates King Harold’s visit to the Church in 1064 will feature flowers replicating the colours used in the Bayeux Tapestry in which the Church is featured.

If you are going to be in the area do visit the Flower Festival in this picturesque West Sussex coastal village.

Below are a few photographs of the flowers waiting to be handed over to the arrangers.