This stunning design shown at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2022 at Newby Hall was designed by Anne Davison, Gloria Parker and Pat Bundy from Ossett. They took their inspiration from the Queen's racing colours.
Anne Davison writes:
I designed the display with Gloria Parker using Gloria’s tall, wrought iron stand which we had used previously for the Flowers at Oxford festival. By using a second, shorter stand and a small third stand at the base, all fronted by mesh grids woven with the same fabric strips, we were able to achieve a coordinated effect with the height, width and depth we needed.
The colours of the fabric were repeated in the flowers, with only a small amount of foliage used so it did not detract from the strong colour scheme. The planned centre pieces of each design were orange-flocked brassicas, but as their condition was already failing, we decided to use some agapanthus seed-heads sprayed red and lightly over sprayed with gold, giving it an added regal touch.
The vibrant colours were chosen to give visual impact against the black background. We later discovered that, by happy coincidence, orange and purple were her majesty the Queen’s racing colours!
Unfortunately Gloria was not able to stage the exhibit, so Pat Bundy helped me to arrange on the day.
We were delighted with the response to the stand and are pleased to have helped advertise NAFAS in this way.