Our installation 'An Expedition into the English Garden' is a modern take on the Wardian case, a kind of sealed mini greenhouse, invented in London in 1829 and used by early plant collectors to safely transport their specimens across thousands of miles of open ocean.
Filled with some of the best-loved examples of the flowers, shrubs and trees these explorers gave us and beautifully lit with Tala LED bulbs it is certainly a sight to be seen.
We are in good company with installations from top British florists JamJar Flowers, Carly Rogers Flowers, Tony Marklew and Figa & Co.
Masterchef Pierre Gagnaire has re-imagined The Lecture Room & Library Wardian Case installation into a botanical dessert «Floral Planetarium». Award winning milliner Piers Atkinson will be presenting his latest collection of hats and lapel pins, which will adorn all the sketch staff.
Come and check it out for yourself and enjoy delicious afternoon tea or champagne care of event sponsor Pommery. The installation will be running until 29th May.
Images kindly shot by Beth Davies