Spoil your Mum at Hampton Court Palace

Florimania – ‘myths and legends’ at Hampton Court Palace

Spoil your mum with 20,000 flowers this Mother’s Day weekend

1-3 April 2011

 

Indulge someone you love on Mothering Sunday weekend and take them to

see the beautiful floral arrangements at our annual Florimania event!

 

Florimania is our annual Spring highlight at Hampton Court

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ce, and this year the displays take on a ‘myths and legends’ theme

with the palaces’ interior decoration and statues in the gardens

making references to these ancient stories. These inspired floral

arrangements created by the Surrey arm of NAFAS (the National

Association of Flower Arrangement Societies)will be presented in the

stunning Queen’s State Apartments, built for Queen Mary II. Using a

mixture of traditional and contemporary floral design style and plant

material as the design medium, the arrangers will bring to life numerous

characters and stories from Roman and Greek mythology.

 

In celebration of the cycle of growth each Spring, visitors will see a

floral depiction of the ‘Green Man’ in the niches and the goddess of

flowers ‘Flora’ in the Public Dining Room. The striking fireplace in

the Queen’s Guard Chamber will be transformed into the ‘Hanging

Gardens of Babylon’, considered by some to be one of the original

seven wonders of the Ancient World, whilst the Presence Chamber will

bring to life the famous legend of St George on horseback trampling the

dragon beneath him.

 

There will also be flower arranging demonstrations, led by NAFAS

members, taking place three times a day at: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm.

 

After enjoying the floral extravaganza inside the palace, visitors can

step outside to enjoy sixty-five acres of world-famous gardens. See King

William III’s formal gardens with its iconic conical yew trees,

explore the daffodil filled ‘Wilderness’, and wind your way through

the palace’s labyrinthine maze.

 

In need of some refreshment after all that walking? Why not treat

yourself to the scrumptious delights in the Tiltyard café where a free

tea or coffee will be provided with every purchase that weekend.

 

If you are looking for a gift for your mum, why not give her five royal

palaces for Mother’s Day? Historic Royal Palaces annual membership is

the most cost-effective way to visit our palaces, giving unlimited free

entry to all five palaces for a whole year! Prices start at only £43.00

for individual membership! Visit http://www.hrp.org.uk for information.

 

 

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