Supporting local talent at Chelsea Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 11:22 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:31 12 May 2014

Sarah Horne wearing an Edina Ronay dress

Sarah Horne wearing an Edina Ronay dress


Leamington Spa florist and garden designer dresses in style for the world-famous flower show

Debbie Cooke and Sarah HorneDebbie Cooke and Sarah Horne

With the countdown to this month’s Chelsea Flower Show underway, Sarah Horne, one of the duo behind an enchanting garden design entry representing Leamington Spa, has teamed up with British fashion designer Edina Ronay to mark the occasion. “I am a huge admirer of Edina and in particular her floral designs so it is a real thrill to be wearing one of her garden print tea dresses at the Chelsea Flower Show,” says Sarah who runs Sarah Horne Flowers.

Sarah, former Chelsea Florist of the Year, has joined forces with award-winning garden designer Debbie Cook, to create an enchanting design that celebrates the spirit of Leamington’s parks and gardens and its Regency heritage.

“After achieving Chelsea Florist of the Year in 2011, I decided to look for a fresh challenge at the Chelsea Flower Show and my dream to work on a large exhibit in the Grand Pavilion has come true by combining my floristry skills with the garden design expertise of Debbie Cooke of Creative Garden Design,” she adds.

The talented pair’s design features a circular steel enclosure that’s inspired by the recently restored Linden Arches located in the town’s Pump Room Gardens. A selection of beautiful floral pods will reflect the different areas of Leamington while a striking water feature will echo the river, lake and fountains in the town.

The exhibit makes its debut at Chelsea Flower Show from 20-24 May before returning to Leamington where it will take up permanent residence in the Pump Room Gardens which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

Click here to discover more about the story behind Leamington Spa’s Chelsea Flower Show entry.

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