Last week saw florists and flower farms across the country celebrating British Flower Week. We took a visit to the inspirational Green and Gorgeous flower farm based just outside of Wallingford. I fell in love, around every corner are lines of the most beautiful flowers making you long to have your garden just as beautiful. I took lots of photos, but they just don’t do the flowers justice. I would highly recommend a trip to Green and Gorgeous for any flower lover, they are open every Saturday morning when you can also buy cut flowers and home grown goodies.
My favourites that I saw growing there on the day were Cephalaria gigantea (giant scabious), sweet peas in every imaginable colour, white Nigella and Verbascum ‘Southern Charm’.
Tea, coffee and cake were served and there were also scheduled florist talks and displays throughout the day showing how one can conjure up the most magnificent arrangements from cut flowers in the garden. Leaving feeling very inspired and with some Dahlia tubers I am now busy planning what I can sow and grow next!
On Friday I was lucky enough to attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, my first time ever! Navigating through London with our little map was…interesting, but we did arrive in one piece with no wrong turns = a successful voyage for some country bumpkins!
The show was very busy as expected and we headed straight over to the pavilion to view all the displays from growers across the country. I think this may have been my favourite part of the event, some of the displays were so intricately done it was hard to believe these were made from real flowers.
Just look at that frog!
Inside the pavilion was also the M&S ‘Spirit of Summer’ display, this was another favourite of mine as the colour schemes were so bright and cheerful.
We then headed out for a compulsory ice cream (it was quite a warm day after all) and took a look at some of the show gardens and artisan gardens.
We also saw the amazing tribute of the knitted poppies, photographs just do not do this justice, I was in awe.
I hope you have enjoyed the read and the photographs. Did you go to Chelsea this year? If so share your best bits in the comments below.