Sense And Sustainability At RHS Flower Show Tatton Park


We hope Jane Austen would like fierceblooms floral adaptation of her novel “Sense and Sustainability” for RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2023.
fierceblooms Sense and sustainability floral installation
Fierceblooms will be at the RHS Tatton Flower Show from the 19th to the 23rd of July. We will be exhibiting a floral installation on the floral marquee (exhibit no TP510 in the manual and on the RHS website) and we will also being giving two talks/demonstrations on the main stage on Saturday the 22nd at 12 and 2pm.

Our exhibit aligned with the RHS theme for the show (“Be inspired By The Senses”) is entitled  “Sense and Sustainability”.

The design concept is inspired by the novel “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen.

The novel contrasts the different decision making approaches, one practical and the other emotional, of the two Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne and how these different approaches impact their profound change in circumstances. There is also an emphasis across numerous subject matters, from social status to community, on responsible decision making. Sense and sustainability seeks to encourage both a practical and emotional response to change to a more sustainable way to create and engage with flowers.

The “Sense and Sustainability” Wild Garden Style installation invites consideration of a new more sustainable approach to floral design that is both practical and beautiful, with an emphasis on using seasonal, scented, and sustainable flowers. Floral decoration of a rustic garden table and benches are to remind the viewer of the beauty of locally grown flowers and food and how the simple act of growing can support community, creativity and resilience in the face of adversity.

Using garden grown flowers as well as herbs provides scented memories. Culinary plants will be used to encourage “growing your own” food, senses for the palette, as well as edible herbs for a more sustainable way of living. Taste and texture will be emphasised using different shapes and sizes of living and cut garden material.

The colours will be purples and whites and pinks as a sight for the visual senses as well as a nod to celebrate the King’s coronation where many will have gathered around garden tables.

The Wild Garden style table design is created as a joyful feast for all the senses, as well as using just straw and string and reusable chicken wire mechanics for a more environmentally responsible approach to floristry. No plastic at all will be used in the mechanics of the wild garden style design.

While flowers may be thought of as unnecessary, the installation is to emphasise and remind that both the practical and beautiful, sense and sensibility, are important aspects for life.

Sustainable straw and string mechanics with a base of reusable chickenwire/copper mesh will be used as the floral base for decorating the frame both over the elevated top and down the sides of the table. Dried seed heads, branches, seasonal flowers, plants and herbs will be placed along the straw mechanic to appear as if they are growing wildly over the frame, and growing up from the side base of the table. Foxgloves and other wild garden plants will grow up as if organically from the base legs of the benches.

Wild garden style bouquets of seasonal scented flowers in Welsh pottery placed along a linen table runner will be interspersed with pots of herbs between the candelabras.

Only British grown seasonal flowers and plants will be used.

The design is sponsored by Proctor’s Nursury who are supplying the living plants.


Fierceblooms is a environmentally sustainable floral business. Guarded by our ancient horse chestnut, our canalside cutting garden grows herbs and flowers while the wild edges hold magical medicinal plants here for much longer. Our hand crafted wild garden style wreaths and florals capture the seasonal moment and are created exclusively with British everlasting and fresh flowers.

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