The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was one of the most spectacular yet. We had the opportunity to launch new products and there were medals all round for our florists.
We started off the week with the launch of our new Scented Roses collection. Everyone at the event was eagerly coming up to the Interflora stand to smell the four gorgeous new bouquets, which are full of unusual, strong smelling Fairtrade roses.
It was also a great week for David Ragg, creator of Progression, who won a gold medal for the gorgeous swirling design. Very well deserved indeed.
Designer and television presenter Kevin McCloud was at the show and was particularly impressed with Progression.
He said: “This was possibly the most inventive design at the Chelsea Flower Show – a triumph of three-dimensional design.”
Take a look at the video below to see the finished design.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was also a brilliant opportunity for us to show exactly what we can do when it comes to our Designed to Order service. Each of our florists can create gorgeous bespoke designs especially for your loved ones. On the Interflora stand we showcased various designs that show off the skill and creativity of our florists.
To order a bespoke bouquet just call our Designed to Order team on 0870 366 6555
It was also a great week for the rest of our florists. Clare Allen, from Skipps Florist in Biggleswade, won gold for her stunning parasol design. And big congratulations to Catherine Date, Tracey Griffin, Neil Whittaker and Sarah Horne, who all picked up medals for their parasols too.
Take a look at Sarah Horne’s entry in the video below.
It was just as exciting during the Young Florist of the Year competition. This competition is specifically for those under 25 and is a great way to launch your career. Congratulations to Lauren Curry and Erica Tippett, who both picked up silver-gilt awards for their parasol designs.
Our florists also put on some fabulous demonstrations in our Talking Flowers design theatre. They wowed guests with their knowledge and passion as they created some stunning floral designs.
Our roaming florist Su Whale also thoroughly enjoyed the show. Her highlight had to be her three minutes of fame when she had the pleasure of talking about floriography – the language of flowers – live on the BBC.
As in previous years there were some spectacular gardens on show, including the rather expensive Ace of Diamonds garden, which cost a whopping £20 million. There were also some stunning smaller gardens such as the quirky ‘Welcome to Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Garden’.
There was also the amazing Australian Trailfinders Garden – which was complete with an outdoor spa – and the Leeds City Council HESCO Garden, whose central feature was an extremely realistic full-size lock gate.
Take a look as Neil Whittaker sums up his experience at the RHS Chelsea Flower show.
Although it might be the end of the Chelsea Flower Show it isn’t the end of the RHS shows for this year. We’ve got both Hampton Court and Tatton Park to look forward to in July. Su Whale will be at both, reporting on all the beautiful floristry and spectacular gardens.
To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show we’re offering 7% off all products over £25 at www.interflora.co.uk All you have to do is enter the code ‘ifblogsummer’ at the checkout. The code is valid until July 31st 2010 and excludes overseas and delivery-included items.
You can get our blog posts delivered for free by email - simply add your email address to the box below or alternatively grab the RSS feed.
Don't forget to follow Interflora on Twitter