The Chelsea Flower Show

After few years in London, I eventually managed to go to the Chelsea Flower Show. It has been a memorable day filled with fun, colours and flowers of course!

The very first glimpse of the event was through 300,000 hand-crocheted poppies covering 2,000 sq. metres of the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Needless to say that the view was just outstanding! I was welcomed by two lovely Chelsea pensioners who provided me with very interesting information about the Royal Hospital and their amazing lives. The event was lovely but it was them who made the day simply fantastic!

Huge congratulations to Veevers Carter for the colourful floral tribute to HM The Queen on her 90th Birthday. Sweet peas, alliums, Hydrangeas, roses and many other fresh blooms brightened up the design.

I particularly loved the atmosphere recreated by Primrose Hall Nursery with its "Timeless Elegance of the Peony": hundreds of flowers surrounding a chaise longue where a book seems to be left behind for anyone to enjoy. Another outstanding design was the Telegraph Garden by Andy Sturgeon, a peaceful and enchanted oasis where any visitor could plunge in deep reverie. As we all know, flowers, designs and landscapes are the main attractions of the show but we must not forget that sculptures are playing a very important role too by enhancing the light and space. 

If you have never been to the Chelsea Flower Show, it is definitely time to arrange your first visit as it is definitely worth it!

 

New Opportunities

Few days to Valentine’s and to the setting up of a new pop-up space in London: how exciting that is! I cannot stop drawing pictures in my mind of how the window display will be, thinking about the interiors and promotion of the place. Although challenging I am simply looking forward to start playing with flowers and colours. Wandering around the Flower Market looking for inspiration, spending some quality time by filling up my eyes with beauty, choosing to surprise…I will never get tired of this. This time of the year will not be just red roses but a selection of vibrant and delicate colours according to the season. Hundreds of flowers will warm up a lovely space along with some great prints and antique furniture, could I ask for more?

 Fill your days with Poetry.

 

Picture by Vincenzo De Santis

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