St Denys’ church inspires display at Chelsea show

Interfloras Chelsea Flower Show design was inspired by St Denys Church.

Interfloras Chelsea Flower Show design was inspired by St Denys Church.

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Sleaford-based flower delivery firm Interflora’s eye-catching floral exhibit at this week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been awarded a gold medal.

Entitled “Open Church” and created by Karen Barnes and a team of Interflora florists, the impressive floral installation, which stands at over five metres tall, reflects the elegant architecture of a church’s exterior and interior.

Interfloras Chelsea Flower Show design was inspired by St Denys Church.

Interfloras Chelsea Flower Show design was inspired by St Denys Church.

Showcased in the Great Pavilion, the exhibit includes intricate floral church bells, glorious feature windows and suspended chandeliers. In homage to Interflora’s Sleaford roots, design agency Mynt took inspiration from Sleaford’s St Denys’ parish church when creating the etched window design for Open Church.

For the first time in the last seven years that Interflora has exhibited its stunning installations, visitors to the show are encouraged to walk through Open Church, to fully appreciate its impressive construction and elaborate design. It is the seventh year running that Interflora has been awarded a prestigious medal at the show, and testament to the wealth of talent within its florist network.

Kate Mollart, Interflora brand manager said: “This year our exhibit is a beautiful installation adorned with an array of flowers in shades of pastel pink, peach and lilac.

“The success we have achieved today demonstrates the passion and creativity of our expert florists. Each one of our florists has the unique blend of skills, creativity and attention to detail to create the most amazing floral designs. We’re proud that so many award-winning florists choose to be part of the Interflora family.”

Interflora's Open Church design at Chelsea Flower Show. EMN-160524-140759001

Interflora's Open Church design at Chelsea Flower Show. EMN-160524-140759001

Interflora’s design exhibit Open Church can be seen in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show until Saturday. For information: www.interflora.uk/chelsea.