So averse am I to much mainstream floristry (I prefer naturalistic arrangements) that I generally tend to avoid floral displays at flower shows. So when I was bowled over by the Floristry Vintage Festival in the Rose Marquee at Hampton Court, I did wonder if the heat had got to me. But no, two days later I still think it was brilliant. The tea party, the 1950s sitting room (even the slippers!) and the hat shop were all quite fabulous and the detailing could not have been bettered. It is a real tour de force, so if you are heading for the show make sure you take a look.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...