Chelsea in Bloom 2018 – GOLD with Dubarry of Ireland

The world class alternative floral art show is back, this year for its 13th Anniversary. Produced by Cadogan in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), it transforms the streets of Chelsea from the 21 to 26 May with breath-taking floral displays. The annual competition has grown dramatically each year with Chelsea’s best retailers, restaurants and hotels adorning themselves with creative designs to compete for the coveted awards.

This year’s theme is ‘Summer of Love’, inspired by the Royal Wedding and the 60’s/70’s cultural revolution – from the Palace to the King’s Road! The competition showcases floral displays reflecting the participating retailers’ interpretation of the theme in their own unique style.

We were delighted when Dubarry of Ireland, the luxury country clothing retailer invited us back for the fifth consecutive year… and interpreted the ‘Summer of Love’ theme as:

Dubarry goes to Woodstock Festival!

Inspired by the ‘Summer of Love’ in the late 1960s join Dubarry in their bright floral camper van as they whisk you back in time to Woodstock… and don’t forget your Dubarry boots, luggage and umbrella – the perfect festival accessories!

We created a brightly coloured split-screen camper van and festival campsite,  surrounded by a variety of vivid summer flowers. A lot of thought went into choosing the flowers – we did not want it to look like an elaborate funeral tribute!  We went with a variety of Gerbera, Germini, Rose, Spray rose, Craspedia, September Flower, Delphinium, Liatris, Thalaspi & Ferns (various).

It was all about the details, plaited bear grass to create the tyres, hand-made wooden number plate and logo, perspex glass for the windows (compete with ‘Dubarry’ & ‘Woodstock’ stickers), bespoke floral foam frame, specially made planters, covered with ‘Wow’ grass.

Up against some of the very best of florists in the country we are thrilled to have been awarded a GOLD.  A huge thanks to all involved from Dubarry, my team, and my brilliant suppliers.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Dubarry of Ireland – 2018

Luxury country clothing company Dubarry of Ireland asked us back to dress their beautiful trade stand at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show… and we were thrilled that our stand won 4 gold stars!

This year was all about colour, texture and loose natural arrangements… and turning the famous Dubarry boot into a vase.

We used Foxtail Lily (Eremerus), Allium, Asclepia, Nigella, Eryngium, Thalspi and various ferns.


Jo Malone – Brilliant Blossoms – May 2018

We were thrilled that Jo Malone Oxford invited us to help be part of celebrating the launch of the limited edition Brilliant Blossoms range of scents, with a flower posy making workshop, and a peony give-away.

A lovely afternoon of posy making with beautiful peonies, sweet avalanche roses, wax flower, spiraea and rosemary, washed down with pink prosecco and the wafting scents of the new fragrances… doesn’t get much better than that!

This was followed up later in the week by a visit from the #BrilliantBlossoms bike which we had the total pleasure of dressing… a handsome chap then handed out 500 of our posies to the people of Oxford, who also got to try out the delicious new fragrances (Sakura Cherry Blossom my particular favourite!).

Flowers used – peony, sweet avalanche rose, foxglove, larkspur, stock, spray rose, viburnum, spiraea, thalaspi, soft ruskus.

Brilliant Blossoms Bike
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Brilliant Blossoms Bike

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 with Dubarry of Ireland – SILVER!

The time of year we always get excited about… Chelsea Flower Show.

We were thrilled to be asked by our client Dubarry of Ireland to help them dress not only their stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show but also to come up with an installation for Chelsea in Bloom – the competition that runs alongside the flower show that sees the best retailers, restaurants and hotels of Chelsea turned into something fabulous by the best florists in the business.

We were delighted to have partnered with Hamish Mackie, internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, for our take on this year’s theme ‘floral safari’.

Our installation included one of Hamish’s handsome bronze leopards who climbed through a frame of African safari inspired flowers and out of the grasses of the savannah.  The colour of the flowers are inspired the colours of the famous African sunset.

In store featured another of Hamish’s beautiful bronze leopards stalking through grasses.

We were very honoured to be awarded with a Silver from the RHS for our Chelsea in Bloom display and 4 Gold Stars for the Dubarry of Ireland stand within Chelsea Flower Show.


Dubarry of Ireland – Chelsea in Bloom 2017
Dubarry of Ireland – Chelsea in Bloom 2017
Dubarry of Ireland – Chelsea in Bloom 2017
Dubarry of Ireland – Chelsea in Bloom 2017
The Dubarry of Ireland Stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 – 4 Gold Stars



Chelsea in Bloom with Dubarry of Ireland

We were thrilled to work with Dubarry of Ireland again this year for their entry into Chelsea in Bloom.

The world class alternative floral art show which is produced by the Cadogan Estate in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), transformed the streets of Chelsea from the 23rd to 28th May with breathtaking floral displays. The annual competition has grown dramatically each year with Chelsea’s best retailers adorning their shop fronts with creative designs to compete for the coveted awards.

This year’s Chelsea in Bloom theme is Carnival, inspired by the Rio Olympics.

In true Dubarry style we incorporated the essence of the British country carnival with the colours and vibrancy of the Rio Carnival.

Our Dubarry ‘carnival boot’, was specially designed and made for Chelsea in Bloom and takes centre stage onboard our carnival float made out of an old market barrow. The Dubarry carnival float is filled with beautiful Festuca Glauca grasses with a large floral fan centrepiece (with tropical foliage, blue delphinium, pink peony, pink veronica and orange asclepia) inspired by the great British countryside with which Dubarrry is synonymous, and this year’s tropical carnival theme.

And don’t forget to meet our carnival queen mannequin with her bright floral skirt and headpiece with pheasant and peacock feather – the brightest Dubarry girl in Chelsea!

For more information on Chelsea in Bloom & Dubarry of Ireland:

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