Last week, in collaboration with Hereford in Bloom
and The Three Choirs Festival
, we were commissioned by The Old Market, Hereford
to produce a flowery spectacle. We created a wildflower garden to commemorate the heroes of World War 1, inspired by The Soldier, a poem by Rupert Brooke, about a solider in the trenches dreaming of an English Heaven. Centered in the garden is a vintage bicycle, draped with a soldier’s uniform.
This garden has been designed to bring a meadow of nostalgia right into the middle of The Old Market
. We’ve based this garden on a traditional, English wildflower meadow but we’ve also interspersed some cottage garden flowers including delphiniums, stocks, sunflowers, roses and more.
We hope this garden encourages people to stop for a moment and reflect on an English Heaven, taking a moment to understand how it would’ve been to be at war and dream of a lazy summer day relaxing in the English countryside.
Heather Gorringe MD of The Great British Florist and project manager said:
"It was lovely to be able to commemorate World War 1 with such a peaceful garden in the middle of the Old Market Shopping Centre, and at the same time celebrate Hereford in Bloom and 300 years of The Three Choirs Festival. We thoroughly enjoyed working with The Old Market and interpreting the theme and at the same time ensuring that every flower used in the making of this garden was.... British :)
View some more fab photos of the Garden Below: