Bill Bailey, Brian May and Dame Joanna Lumley amongst some of the stars to support Lucy Vail as she unveils Spectacular Entrance Design for RHS Chelsea Flower Show
On Monday May 22nd, award-winning sustainable British floral designer, Lucy Vail, stunned with her breath-taking design for the main entrance archway at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Building on her remarkable success as the youngest florist to design the Royal Arch at last year’s show, Lucy rturns for a second year, poised to leave a lasting impression on the expected 164,000 people set to walk through the famous ‘London Gate’.
Bill Bailey, Brian May and Dame Joanna Lumley were amongst some of the stars to support Lucy Vail as she unveils Spectacular Entrance Design for RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
For this year’s captivating design Lucy has drawn inspiration from the movement of the sea — over 4,000 cut stems form a wave-like display cascading over the gate. In her dedicated pursuit of sustainability, Lucy has collaborated with British growers across the UK for the design’s creation, including her mother’s Floriston Flower Farm.
The creation, however, presented its share of challenges. Lucy explains, “In addition to this year’s archway being more technically challenging and forward thinking for us, we are also facing the uncertainty and unpredictability of the British Weather and what blooms will be available to us for Chelsea this May.”
The unpredictable weather prompted Lucy to modify the colour palette of her design, replacing the scarce blue flowers with a more abundant pink. Despite the alteration, Lucy embraced this change as an opportunity to honour and celebrate the women she works so closely with in the industry.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be running from Monday May 22nd to Saturday May 27th.