Petal Inspiration from the Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower is the highlight of the horticultural calendar.  Katie was lucky enough to be invited to the M&G Chelsea Breakfast, a chance to listen to the industry expects to encourage young people into horticulture - Growing Your Career.  Here's Katie to tell us more...

There are certainly not enough young people in horticulture, but it was such a pleasure to meet other young enthusiastic people with a keen interest, what better setting than the Chelsea Flower Show 2017!


After the breakfast I spent the day looking around the show, there were some amazing pieces, including grand floral displays, sculptures, detailled designs, so many different types of flower and a fabulous use of colour.   

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The chrysanthemum cupcakes looked good enough to eat... 



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The topiary bear certainly caught my eye...

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My favourite stand was the David Austin Roses stand.  The knowledge of the team on the stand was brilliant and despite the crowds they ensured every question was answered.  It was a very grand display and certainly showed off a whole host of colours.  The stand was inviting and encouraged people to wander under the floral arches.   


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The most interactive stand was the Interflora stand.  It was encouraging people to take a selfie behind their floral frame and tag it on Instagram, I of course had to give it a go! Their stand had a strong focus on colour, it really was a fabulous display! 


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My aim for the show was to look for colour and flower species.  With a focus on red petals...  


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I was also very keen on green flowers, with Greenery as Pantone colour of the year 2017 the show was full of green plants and flowers.  The first ever double flowered green clematis certainly did steal the show...  


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I had a wonderful day and have certainly come back inspired, with lots of ideas to bring to the table, so watch this space for our petal development updates.  There is a world of opportunity for new colours and petals, now roll on the summer! 

Love as always, SP x x 





Shropshire Petals have been recognised by several awards, most recently at The British Wedding Awards 2018 (for the second year running.)