The exhibit went on to win a Gold Medal at the show. It consisted of nine doorways, each seven feet high, all decorated with different flowers. The idea was that you saw something
different from every angle.
And now we have our winner – Kath Johnstone had the doorway delivered to Headingley Hall Care Home in Leeds, where she works. Residents looked on as the doorway was delivered and David set about redressing it in an array of brightly coloured flowers. There was also a visit from BBC Radio Leeds.
Interviewed for Radio Leeds, David said: “It’s been a few weeks since Chelsea, so it’s quite fun to see it all again.” There was a group of residents watching him put together the doorway and add the flowers and David added: “They’re hoping to pick up some tips.”
He also explained a little about the new flowers he was adding to the exhibit. “The idea is to merge all of Chelsea in one doorway using reds, oranges, pinks and purples. I’ve used hydrangeas, alliums, gerberas and some unusual anthuriums. It should last nicely, for at least a week.”
BBC Radio Leeds also spoke to the winner of the competition. Kath Johnstone said: “I thought it would be really lovely to share it with all the residents. It’s such a unique prize; we’re just thrilled for everybody here. We’ve been counting down the days until David could come to put the exhibition up. It’s a little bit of Chelsea coming to Headingly Hall.
“I go to a lot of flower shows and I love Interflora and their flowers, so I was tracking David to see if he’d won the gold at Chelsea. I then saw the competition to win a doorway and entered.”
Congratulations to Kath and thank you to David Denyer. We hope the residents of Headingly Hall enjoy their little piece of Chelsea.
Here’s a video of the day, including interviews with staff and footage of David building the doorway:
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