Flowers, eh? They look so lovely, don’t they? As I’m busy this week making sure the flowers in your weekly flower delivery are prize winners, I will be experiencing the Chelsea Flower Show
through the visual medium of instagram
Here are my top 5 instagrammers for Chelsea Flower Week:
Clare Forster – gardener and journalist
Clare is the garden editor a House & Garden and her feed is pretty lovely – full of flowers and nature. She documents stunning moments of plants, gardens and the great outdoors, in all their natural or curated glory. Seeing her sneak preview photos of the flower show gardens on Monday was a bit of a treat!
Rachel Dein – artist in the flowers
I love art and my brother is a fantastic painter and inllustrator, though I’ve chosen a ceramisit to mention here. Rachel’s work, mostly of flowers, is intricate and honest to plants and nature. She captures flowers and plants using such an unusual approach basque technique. Her feed is full of her delicate, textural floral sculptures and she’s exhibiting at the flower show
Caroline Garland – flower lover, florist and garden designer
Ok, so it’s a bit cheeky to include my mum but may parents are the inspiration behind Freddie’s Flowers. I was raised surrounded by flowers and it’s made me the man I am today! Mum’s is a garden designer now and you’ll see the odd Freddie’s Flowers bike or my dog, Claude, cropping up in her feed!
Image credit: @carolinegarland
Alice Vincent – urban gardener and journalist
Alice’s Instagram is wonderful document of growing plants in urban settings. Many of her photos are taken in her high rise london flat – it’s great inspiration for the green fingered. Her compositions are interesting and she’s the garden editor for the journalist so there’s substance to her style.
Blue Forest Treehouses – treehouse imaginers and builders
This is a bit random but I noticed these guys are at the show this year and I think they’re legends. They create truly magical treehouses (big enough to house a few vases of fleurs!), some of rather epic proportions. What a cool job, eh? Their Instagram feed is exciting and energetic – and this week is full of their chelsea flower show treehouse.
A flower box of stocks, bouvardia, silver sussex and panicum grass
If you don’t have time to visit the flower show this year, you could choose to have a weekly flower delivery instead!
to give Freddie’s Flowers a whirl – our flowers boxes are delivered straight to your door every week or every fortnight, and you’re not tied in.