Strawberry Hill |Flower Festival
Posted on June 15th, 2019
This month at Strawberry Hill they are celebrating British flowers with a Flower Festival. What could be more appealing than a beautiful English country house overflowing with flowers and floral designs in London.
Sir Horace Walpole
Sir Horace was the son of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. Exposed to a life of privilege, he was a writer and an incredible collector of arts. He revived the gothic style of design way before the Victorian era with Strawberry Hill. He also had an extraordinary eye for style and design.
Strawberry Hill House
In leafy Twickenham lies Walpole’s stunning historic gothic ‘country home’ known as Strawberry Hill House. A stone’s throw from Strawberry Hill train station (a very easy trip from Waterloo), it is brimming with curiosities, amazing paintings, colourful, almost exotic rooms. See our previous blog for full history of the house, when it had the hidden treasures exhibition.
For 4 days in June Strawberry Hill will be over-run with British flowers. An emphasis will be shown on sustainable British floristry.
Showcasing some fabulous floral creative designers, this festival reflects Walpole’s ideas about visual impact, colour and design. There is a resurgence for garden flowers at the moment, and the emphasis with climate change is to choose “grown and not flown” when it comes to flowers in your home.
There are some really interesting tours and talks attached to the festival and you can find them here.
These leading florists spent an afternoon sharing with us the message on sustainable floristry, and we left so inspired and create bouquets and arrangements that reflected Sir Horace’s lifestyle. We also tucked into a very nice tea, so put that reminder into your day too.
If you’re over in Twickenham, there are some great pubs and restaurants on the river in nearby Richmond-on-Thames. We are about to do a Day Out in Richmond, so watch out for this.
Strawberry Hill Flower Festival
23-26 June 2019. 11am-5pm. For tickets book HERE