The Garden Museum celebrates the 20th century’s queen of flowers, Constance Spry.
Constance Spry was a sought-after florist in late 1920s and 30s high society, providing flowers for fashion shows, aristocratic weddings and even stage-managing the design for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
She was particularly known for her bold, forward-thinking approach to floral design. She often mixed traditional flowers with unusual plants such as pussy willow and kale, creating unusual modern arrangements.
This exhibition will explore Spry’s exceptional life and long career, including photographs, documents and personal items from her archive at the RHS Library. In recent years Spry’s work has seen a major resurgence, as her ground-breaking approach to the art of flowers continues to influence floral designers working today.