Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2008
Death, disaster, delight… ok, so the show wasn't that dramatic, but perhaps the meanings of flowers can be.
We did have flooding, the threat of electrocution as water dripped onto a live mic, a stand so busy we couldn't get to it ourselves in the morning, and a silver-gilt medal for our efforts… but what we were actually showing was the variety and sometimes bizarre nature of meanings of flowers from around the world, or that a particular person assigns to them.
The Flowers & Plants Association took our customary demonstration stand at the show, which we've done since the show's existence. We were in the 'International Language of Flowers' marquee, a totally new idea in a totally new location, which sat really well with our Summer fashion flower trend, 'Talking Flowers'. Our aim is to educate, inspire and promote flowers to the audience who come along and watch the designer demonstrations, and to showcase our theme for that year.
Taran Vernon - Designs by Taran
Linda Day - Diamond Flowers
Tracey Griffin - Sandra's
Hans Haverkamp - Hans Flowers
Sarah Horne - Sarah Horne Flowers
Rosa Ashby - Flowers by Rosa.
The designers inspired
large audiences with their creative, highly inventive and eye-catching designs
based on our summer flower fashion trend Talking Flowers.
This year Hampton Court had 163,293 visiors.
The Meaning of Flowers
The Flowers & Plants Association Hampton Stand
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Court Palace Flower Show 2007