Ferndown florist wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Ferndown Florist Angela Turner has won Gold at the world famous flower show. She’s exhibiting in the Great Pavilion Floral Creations section – a brand-new category with smaller arrangements, mounted on plinths.

The theme for 2024 is ‘colour’ and Angela’s design is called Inner Peace.

Recognising the need for calm amongst the chaos, an inner stillness and a connection to nature remains strong. This creation reflects desire for a quiet moment for contemplation amidst life’s hustle – beautiful British flowers, delicate vine-like materials and grasses protecting and cocooning the focal rose feature, embedded within, representing ‘inner peace’.

The rose is a handmade ‘Carmen Rose’; a distinctive composite flower crafted using numerous petals of several roses and very carefully assembled to make one large flower. Each petal must be treated with respect and nurtured to create this extraordinary floral form.

The choice of the palest tones was made as they portray the hush sometimes craved and give a nod to these quiet, gentle and sympathetic colours – the often-undervalued introverts of the colour world.

Find it at site number GPC36b.

Also look out for:

Backdoorshoes Ltd, Bournemouth
Site No: EAE560
Gardening clogs shoes flip flops

Burgon & Ball Ltd, Ferndown
Site No: CW310
Garden Tools and Accessories

Site No: EAW455
Premium outdoor cooking ovens

Niwaki, Shaftesbury
Site No: EAE512
Fine Japanese gardening tools and accessories

Plankbridge, Dorchester
Site No: AR640
Shepherd’s huts. This year their hut features a sauna and outdoor shower.

Tooka, Bridport
Site No: EAW456
Homeware with a focus on Indoor Planters

Vanessa Conyers, Blandford Forum
Site No: EAE 554
Lace printed ceramics with floral adornments

Vanessa Conyers

Celeb spotting

It wouldn’t be Chelsea if there weren’t a few celebs around. Keep your eyes peeled.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is on from 21-25 May 2024.