‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace

Nursery Fresh is delighted to have once again worked with Jane Rickard and the flower arrangers of Surrey NAFAS in supplying the flowers for ‘Florimania’ at Hampton court Palace this weekend.

This year’s event entitled “Ladies with Flowers” will include floral displays and flower arranging demonstrations inspired by some of the most notable garden-loving Queens from Queen Mary II and her collection of exotic plants at Hampton Court Palace to Queen Charlotte at Kew Gardens.

Below are a few photos taken during the flowers sorting and delivery stages and we hope to post photos of the finished results soon.

Following our delivery of all the plant material earlier in the week it was lovely to receive the following email from Jane Rickard

“Just to say a big thank you for the simply gorgeous selection of flowers that you delivered to us today.  Really fabulous and as well organised as usual.

 It is always a pleasure to work with you all.

 Love

Jane x”

 

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

 

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

 

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

Jane

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope 2014 is a happy, healthy and successful year for us all. It seems unbelievable that we are now almost half way through January but it seems a good opportunity to reflect on the events we were involved with leading up to Christmas.

We were delighted to work with Jane Rickard and the Surrey Area of NAFAS supplying the flowers to “Florimania for Christmas” at Hampton Court Palace. Having supplied “Spring Florimania” for a number of years it was wonderful to see the Palace transformed with a festive floral twist as Williams III’s apartments were dressed with Christmas floral arrangements. Visitors were also able to attend Christmas Wreath and Table Decoration demonstrations by Area Demonstrators.

We now look forward to supplying the next “Spring Florimania” to be held over Mothering Sunday weekend at the end of March.

If you wish to see photographs from the event please click here

On the 14th December we welcomed NAFAS demonstrator Irene Hickson to our warehouse for a demonstration entitled “Festive Fantasy”. Over 50 ladies attended the event which saw Irene display examples of festive arrangements in a multitude of colours from pink and purple to the more traditional reds and greens. Irene had been recommended to us by members of a local flower club and we were certainly not disappointed – her enthusiasm, humour and obvious love of flower arranging left everyone inspired and motivated to create their own Christmas designs.

Below is a small selection of photographs from the demonstration.

 

As we drew closer to Christmas we held two of our very popular Workshop mornings. Lead by our in house florist Rebecca Warwick workshop attendees were shown how to create two Christmas arrangements. The workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended and we have already been asked to hold a ‘tailor made’ workshop for two of the ladies who attended plus some of their friends in the Spring.

Below is a selection of photographs taken at both the Workshops.

 

18th December was an early start for Clare and Sally who were at Portsmouth Dockyard by 6.30 in the morning to deliver the flowers ordered for the Homecoming of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster. Members of the Ship’s company had pre-ordered either a single red rose or a bouquet of flowers for presentation to their loved ones on disembarkation from the Ship after their 7 month deployment to the Caribbean.

The pictures below show the boxes of flowers being loaded onto the launch for transportation out to the Ship prior to its arrival into the Dockyard.

 

Drug-Busting HMS Lancaster returns to Portsmouth

Click to read about the work of ‘Drug Busting’ HMS Lancaster
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I think that just about summarises the end of last year and we are now preparing for the coming weeks which will include Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday followed by what is looking to be a very busy Summer of weddings.