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Autumn Splendour at Forde Abbey

Ile Valley Flower Club, Flower Festival at Forde Abbey Flower, September 2016

(Keep reading for an exciting event happening September 2017!)

 

This stunning 900 year old abbey set in 30 acres of garden and featuring the country's highest powered water fountain is a complete joy to be at, and we just love coming here to dress the wonderful interior for weddings. (See our previous blog for Rebecca and Ash who married here!) 

So, to be asked by the Ile Valley Flower Club to dress the main entrance for their flower festival was going to be a definite yes!

   

Everything we used here to dress the grand entrance is locally sourced and therefore locally grown! We are huge advocates for our local growers and British natural materials. As you can imagine we have great enjoyment sources these beautiful foliages and often call ourselves professional foragers! You may spot us in a bush or tree if you're ever in the area!

 

   

We created this late in the afternoon the day before the show started due to the heat! We were in full sun so had to be careful but just look at the silhouettes of the beech leaves cast against the stone!

   

Even the Amaranthus is locally grown! So many tones and textured used. We thought about leaving the design to just foliages.

   

 

  

Helianthus, Amaranthus, Buddleia, Rudbeckia, Mahonia, Ferns, Beech, Gladioli, Rosehips- just a few of our favourite things!

 

September 16th- September 17th 2017

Toby Buckland's Garden & Harvest Festival- Forde Abbey

Toby Buckland- Gardener, TV presenter and Author is bringing his Garden and Harvest Festival to the grounds of Forde Abbey. Nestling over 150 exhibitors into the autumnal Aster filled gardens and hosting celebrity talks and demonstrations over the two days.

We will be there so come over and say hi! We can't wait.

 

Zoe & Phil
When a florist gets hitched-Jac gets married!

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