Last year team leafy visited the absolutely wonderful British flower growers, Smith and Munson, at their flower farm in Lincolnshire. Jo and her husband Stephen have been farming incredible tulips and Lilies for years and after our visit we knew we had to work with them and their amazing florals.
After a tour around the farm and some of Jo’s famous homemade cake we had a chat and decided that we should work together for the Harrogate flower show!
Fast forward to April this year and after a delivery of thousands of tulips, 24 hours and a team of 7 working tirelessly, the tulip installation was done! We were lucky enough to work with some gorgeous varieties including Crystal, Curly Sue, Versace, Cacharel, Columbus, Chato and Red Pioneer. The frame was constructed, dressed with blossom branches, a base of green foliage, including salal, asparagus fern, berried ivy, ruscus and pistache and then the tulips were added en masse! We decided to keep most of the tulips on the bulb to increase longevity for the duration of the install, but also, because it gave a completely different look and texture – earthy and natural – to an otherwise flower heavy display.
We would all love to thank Jo and Stephen for their superb tulips and there help delivering them to Yorkshire. We are excited to announce another collaboration in the Autumn, again for Harrogate flower show, so watch this space!