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raised of £2,657 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,817 to Help to fund the Sarah Horne Academy at Sarah Horne Flowers to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show.

    Leamington Spa
    Funded on Tuesday, 4th June 2024

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    The Sarah Horne Academy is thrilled to secure one of only 10 coveted spots in the prestigious 'Floral Creations' (Floristry)section at the Chelsea Flower Show with their stunning design, 'Nature's Botanical Palette.' Selected from hundreds of applicants, this botanical sculpture promises to captivate attendees with its handmade wire intricacy.

    **About Sarah Horne:**Sarah, a three-time gold medalist and Chelsea Florist of the Year in 2011, brings her expertise to this year's exhibit. In 2014, as co-designer of the Royal Leamington Spa community exhibit, she earned a Silver medal. Now, the brand new Sarah Horne Academy seeks your support to fund the creation, logistics, and staging of their botanical marvel. Sarah and the team are temselves committing hundred of hours to create this beautiful design inspired by Jephson Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa..

    The Concept

    The design is an ambitious interpretation of the glorious array of colours to be found in the botanical world. The humble tree represents nature and the Sarah Horne Academy team will create this tree as a magnificent everlasting sculpture using coloured wire, twigs mossed rope and wax all formed around a commissioned metal frame which will provide the strong core needed to sustain the structure and its botanical material. The main emphasis of this piece is of course the glorious array of flowers and plants which our planet affords us.

    The wires of the framework will subtly change from tone to tone, hue to hue. The sculpture will show several creative techniques and be a starting point to guide the viewers eye calmly through the wonderful array of coloured flowers used in this showcase. The piece is of course foam free, the flowers will be arranged in water filled handmade wax bowls created with integrated spikes to hold all materials in place. There will also be planted areas for relief.

    The technical challenge of bringing all of these amazing flowers and colours together in one design will be addressed using the Japanese colour methodology of ‘natural harmony’.Taking tiny steps in tint, tone hue and shade this design will create an uplifting and inspiring showcase of Natures Botanical Palette.

    Sustainability is of course important , where possible the wires used are recycled and the structure will last as a sculpture for many years. Locally grown flowers from

    a local grower, will be used where possible and we have a fabulous local nursery for succulents and willows. As this piece is designed to showcase blooms from around the planet we will be sourcing the remainder of our flowers through our Dutch supplier, they will arrive on our regular weekly delivery. The fresh material will of course predominate over the framework when the work is complete.



    • Sarah Horne1 month ago
      Sarah Horne

      Sarah Horne

      1 month ago

      A huge thank you to everyone who helped us on our way to The Chelsea Flower Show. We were thrilled to have been awarded a Silver Gilt Medal. Here is the piece in all its glory.

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    • Sarah Horne1 month ago
      Sarah Horne

      Sarah Horne

      1 month ago

      A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us both here and with time and expertise. It’s nearly here now, we”ve just been working to build up the glorious flowers, the planted areas are done….. one more day to hone it, then off to Chelsea on Sunday . It isn't ready to photograph so here is just a little accent, we’ll do our best to get some good shots once it’s in situ!! We’re giving it our best shot🌺

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    • Sarah Horne1 month ago
      Sarah Horne

      Sarah Horne

      1 month ago

      The exhibit framework is now constructed . A heartfelt thank you to Jo Marsh, Bernie Campbell and Laura Keating for your hard work and joyous company throughout the build. In a few days time the flowers and plants will be added.Thank you to Columbia Direct and Q Flowers for kindly donating flowers for our exhibit.

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    • Wendy and John

      Wendy and John

      May 17, 2024

      You can do this Sarah . Superstar xxxx


    • Elinor Perry

      Elinor Perry

      May 17, 2024

      How fabulous… have a wonderful time Sarah. Congratulations to you all. All the best The Pentlands Team xx


    • your (flower) buddy

      your (flower) buddy

      May 15, 2024

      Orange is a good colour to get you over the line!So go get it!!x


    • SteveR


      May 14, 2024

      Good luck Sarah, although knowing you I'm sure luck doesn't come into it! x


    • A fan

      A fan

      May 14, 2024

      Go girl! Xxx


    • Caroline Casey Norbury

      Caroline Casey Norbury

      May 14, 2024

      Sarah so wonderful to seeing you doing what you do best, creating amazingly beautiful and unique works of art for us all to enjoy and treasure.Good luck at Chelsea 🍀❤️✨


    • Howard and Ruta

      Howard and Ruta

      Apr 22, 2024

      Look forward to seeing the final design in full bloom. Best of luck


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