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Arranging Flowers Wild Garden Style At RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

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Arranging Flowers Wild Garden Style

A Demonstration at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

WORDS: Kathryn Cronin
PHOTOS: Ricky Bache

It has been a hectic but exciting July. Yesterday I was talking and demonstating at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park on a topic about which I am passionate - arranging flowers wild garden style.

I was cutting with the bats fluttering around me the night before to take the best of my canalside cutting garden to Tatton, inspired in part by the dry weather but also influenced by my floral heroine Constance Spry, pioneer of using her own home grown garden materials.

I also sourced some beautiful british flowers from Usk Valley Roses in nearby mid-Wales to use as a focal flower in my demonstration floral bouquet.

In my talk, I expanded on my theme of the 5Fs of wild garden style floristry which I have described in detail before on the fierceblooms blog and elsewhere.

In demonstrating to the audience the art of arranging flowers wild garden style, I created three arrangements including a wreath of dried grasses. This latter creation illustrated one of my 5Fs - following the seasons. The wreath in fact acknowledged this particular unusual season with a look and feel almost more autumn harvest than midsummer. But dear readers, that is what I am seeing out of my window when I look at my cutting garden right now.

Arranging flowers wild garden style at the RHS Tatton Flower Show was an absolute privilege and I would sincerely like to thank the RHS for giving me the opportunity to do so.

I will be attending RHS Tatton for most of the rest of the event (which finishes on Sunday 22nd July) so if your are at the show, pop along to the Flower School tent where you will find me in the Flowers From The Farm (FFTF) space, alongside other fellow FFTF North West members, running workshops.

It was an absolute privilege to indulge my passion for arranging flowers wild garden style by talking and demonstrating at the RHS Tatton Flower Show.

Come along and make a flower crown, buttonhole or jam jar posy and I will see you there!

Read more from me Fierceblooms on the floristry blog.

If you are interested, you can review some of my wild garden style wedding flowers ideas.

I hope my wild garden style floristry ethos resonates with you. If you want to embrace your wild romantic side and would like to discuss your forthcoming wedding or event then I'd be delighted to hear from you.


More of my flower arranging work can also be viewed on my floral design portfolio.

British flowers are key to my wild garden style floral design for both aesthetic and environmental reasons.


About Fierceblooms

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Iam an artisan florist growing British flowers with a design studio and cutting garden nestled beside a historic canal in rural Cheshire.

If sustainability is important to you, if it matters that your flowers are as lovely to the environment as they are to look at, then I am a kindred spirit.

Get in touch to discuss your wedding or event. You can also be inspired and learn what informs my original designs by attending one of my flower classes . Update - 2020 FTF classes in our local village hall have been cancelled due to Covid, but get in touch with me regarding live on-line 1-2-1s.

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Wreath Making and legends……
In Greek legend, Sisyphus was punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned eternally to roll a heavy stone up a hill. As he neared the top, the stone rolled down again, so that his labour was everlasting and futile.
Here in our canalside cutting garden, our seasonal Sisyphean back-breaker is lifting the leaves. There are no trees without leaves, and as we gather them on one day, so more appear the next.
So we are embracing the season of leaf lifting, and with our wild gardeb style British sustainable flowers over for another year, it is Christmas wreaths that are occupying our time.
What’s occupied your time today?

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