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Group working on towering display for flower show

by webdev

December 07, 2010

A British floral art group is already working feverishly on a towering display for the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show in May, 2011.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, members of the North West branch of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) hope their eye-catching tree, fashioned from driftwood and adorned with flowers, will catch the imagination of judges.

The 20-foot tall creation will be the centerpiece of the group's entry at the show.

"We wanted to do something different and use a recycling theme," member Ann Coulton told the news source."On the banks of the River [Ribble], there is lots of driftwood and with the help of farmers and their tractors, we rescued large pieces. It will very much be a fantasy tree.”

The group is working on the structure at a farm in advance of the show. The flowering tree is so tall that they must use scaffolding to reach the top of the ornate design.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events in flowers UK as well as the world.

"We have literally been inundated with exhibitors," said RHS Chelsea Show Manager, Alex Denman. "Our final selection of show gardens represents the very best garden designers in the world today."

The event, which will take place from May 24 through May 28, 2011, is attended by 157,000 visitors each year and has become an important venue for emerging gardening trends, according to VisitLondon.com.
 

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