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.
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
It has been an exceptionally busy week at Nursery Fresh – it has been lovely seeing so many Flower Arrangers from our local Cathedrals and Churches coming in to buy their Easter flowers from us. We have also dispatched several orders for churches further afield via our overnight delivery service.
We wish you all a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all again in the coming months – fingers crossed for a busy wedding season too
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
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.
Our feet have hardly touched the ground in the past two weeks as we begin the lead up to Christmas.
On Saturday 15th November we once again welcomed NAFAS Demonstrator Gill Smaggasgale for a Winter Demonstration entitled ‘Have You Ever Stopped to Wonder’ which started with Gill reciting the first verse of a Christmas Carol she wrote as a child for a Blue Peter Christmas Carol competition. Gill delighted everyone with displays all with a Christmas theme interspersed with ‘Stocking Fillers’ of individual arrangements which gave everyone inspiration for their own Christmas decorations. The demonstration ended with the remainder of the Christmas Carol and raffling off of all the arrangements in aid of Rowan’s Hospice for which we raised an amazing £90.
Last Saturday was our Bridal Flower Open Day which was attended by in excess of 50 Brides / Grooms and their families. We were inundated with enquiries and now have a busy few weeks compiling quotes and meeting with couples who booked appointments for consultations with us. It was lovely to see so many people and we were also delighted to be joined by local companies Eliza Mabel, Queen Bees Treats, Carro’s Cakes, Hana Venn Photography and Quaint and Quirky Event Hire who all loved being part of the day.
Next on the event schedule are our Christmas Open House mornings which take place on Saturday 29th November and Monday 1st December from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Do join us for a coffee and a mince pie and a chance to view our range of Christmas sundries. We also now have in stock bags of Spagnum Moss, Noble Fir Bundles and 12″ Noble Fir Wreath Frames.
We do also still have some places left on our Christmas Workshops which take place on Thursday 11th December and Tuesday 16th December from 10.00 – 12.30. These Workshops are always great fun and enjoyed by all those who attend. Please contact us for further details.
Unbelievably Christmas is now only a month away so do let us have your Christmas flower orders and we will look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks
We were recently delighted to supply flowers to one of our customers who was participating in the Harrogate Autum Show and even more delighted to learn that they received Best In Show in the individual class entitled Blooms & Berries. Many congratulations to Pauline Foster on her award and for trusting us to supply the plant material which was delivered to her by overnight courier.
Remember we can send flowers to any address, be it a home or venue, in mainland UK via overnight courier. For further details or to discuss flower requirements for any forthcoming events you may be involved with do please give us a call
Nursery Fresh were delighted to sponsor the flowers for the arrangements in Stansted Chapel as part of the Stansted Park Garden Show.
The theme of the arrangements was “Flowers for a Summer Wedding” and they were all arranged by members of the Emsworth Afternoon Flower Club which is this year celebrating its’ 25th Anniversary.
Each year the Flower Club is involved in decorating the chapel during the Garden Show, raising funds for a local charity – this year proceeds from the event were donated to the Rowans Hospice.
Emsworth Afternoon Flower Club which is affiliated to the Sussex Area of NAFAS is currently looking for new members so if you are interested in flower arranging whether as a beginner or with previous experience do contact the Chairman – 01243 375751
Prior to the event we received this lovely letter of thanks from the President of the Flower Club
” Dear Sally & Clare
I am writing to thank you very much for your kindness and generosity with the flowers you are providing for the Stansted Chapel Flowers. It is an enormous help and is much appreciated”
We are delighted to announce that the NIGFAS (Northern Ireland Flower Arrangement Society) have won a Silver Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for their exhibit on behalf of NAFAS
In celebration of this year’s NAFAS Emerald Anniversary and coming from the Emerald Isle, the NIGFAS team chose to title their exhibit ‘A Green Thought in a Green Shade’.
Congratulations to Mary Pearson and all the team on their success – it has been our pleasure working with you all
For a preview of some of the exhibit photos, please click on this link
An early morning drive along a beautifully sunny London Embankment for Sally this morning to deliver the flowers, foliage and plants Nursery Fresh are delighted to have supplied to the team from the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies (NIGFAS).
Every year the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) invites an area to stage a floral exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year it is the turn of NIGFAS to represent the Association.
The Northern Ireland team led by Mary Pearson will be staging their 20 foot display entitled “A Green Thought in a Green Shade” in the Grand Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
If you are planning to visit the Chelsea Flower Show this year do visit the exhibit which we are sure will be stunning.
Good luck from all of us at Nursery Fresh to Mary and the team
Mary Pearson and the NIGFAS Chelsea 2014 team
Sally with the NIGFAS Chelsea 2014 team